Make part of Listview`s Header-/FooterView selectable


I have a ListView with a custom footer set via

list.addFooterView(getLayoutInflater().inflate(R.layout.list_footer_view, null, true), null,true);

list_footer_view.xml looks like this:

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:orientation="vertical" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants" android:focusable="false"> <LinearLayout android:onClick="onProfileClick" android:focusable="true" android:clickable="true"> <TextView android:text="@string/footer_text" style="@style/Text" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_weight="1" /> </LinearLayout> ... other views which should not be focusable </LinearLayout>

The problem is, in non-touch-mode only the whole footer gets selected. As you see I have already tried to manipulate the selection behavior via the descendantFocusability and focusable attributes. Without success. In touchmode clicking the first LinearLayout works.

I have also tried with setting the third addFooterView parameter to false.

How can you select only child-elements of the footer-view?


You should also call setItemsCanFocus(true) on ListView. So there are actually two things needed to be done:

<ol><li>android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants" for header and footer ViewGroups</li> <li>setItemsCanFocus(true) for the whole ListView (you may want to set android:focusable="false" and android:focusableInTouchMode="false" for the row ViewGroup</li> </ol>

You may also need to set focusable="true" for your elements you need to be focusable. Here's an example:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants" android:orientation="vertical" > <View style="@style/Poi.DetailsSeparator" /> <Button android:id="@+id/show_all_comments" style="@style/Poi.DetailsItem" android:drawableRight="@drawable/icon_forward" android:hint="@string/poi_details_show_all_comments" android:text="@string/poi_details_show_all_comments" /> <View style="@style/Poi.DetailsSeparator" /> <Button android:id="@+id/report_bug" style="@style/Poi.DetailsItem" android:drawableRight="@drawable/icon_forward" android:hint="@string/poi_details_report_bug" android:text="@string/poi_details_report_bug" /> <View style="@style/Poi.DetailsSeparator" /> </LinearLayout>


protected View createView(final LayoutInflater inflater, final ViewGroup container, final Bundle savedInstanceState) { list = (ListView) (ViewGroup) inflater.inflate(R.layout.poi_details, container, false); // allow buttons in header/footer to receive focus (comment_row.xml has focusable=false // for it's element, so this will only affect header and footer) // note: this is not enough, you should also set android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants" list.setItemsCanFocus(true); ... View buttonsView = inflater.inflate(R.layout.poi_details_buttons, null); buttonsView.findViewById(R.id.show_all_comments).setOnClickListener(this); buttonsView.findViewById(R.id.report_bug).setOnClickListener(this); list.addFooterView(buttonsView, null, false); return list; }


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