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Drop Down Menu android widget besides 'spinner'

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Is there a drop down menu widget that can be run from the top of a GUI besides th spinner ?
The spinner does not work the way I need it for my application. Specifically I need a header to display instead of the first option of the spinner widget.  

                                                                         Thanks,
                                                                         Bob H
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Dejan Pažin earned 125 total points
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You dont need much to achieve what you are after. Simply create your own ArrayAdapter and use it for the Spinner. Here is an example.


import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
import android.widget.Spinner;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class MyActivity extends Activity {


    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        LinearLayout ll = new LinearLayout(this);
        setContentView(ll);

        Spinner spinner = new Spinner(this);
        MyAdapter spinnerArrayAdapter = new MyAdapter(this, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, new String[]{"a", "b", "c"});
        spinner.setAdapter(spinnerArrayAdapter);
        ll.addView(spinner);
    }

    private class MyAdapter extends ArrayAdapter{
        private TextView headerView;

        public MyAdapter(Context context, int textViewResourceId, Object[] objects) {
            super(context, textViewResourceId, objects);
            headerView = new TextView(context);
            headerView.setText("My header");
        }

        @Override
        public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
            return headerView;
        }
    }
}

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by:hums
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Thanks for the information.
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