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How to search data on a screen in Android

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Hey,

       I was wondering if there was a "SearchView" on the Android, common logic says yes... mainly because it was built by Google... but I haven't found anything called "SearchView", is it called something else? Or is there a widget we can put in our app to do the same thing?

Appreciate any help on this!
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by:Dejan Pažin
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Actually, there is a class called SearchView:

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/SearchView.html

Is that what you were looking for?
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by:errang
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Hm... Yea, so is this implemented only on the java side? Or are there any XML elements I need to worry about?
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Depends on how you work with gui. Personally, I define everything in the Java code, but thats just because thats how I like it. Google propagates defining gui elements in the xml layout files.

I simply find it easier and more productive by defining them in Java code.
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by:errang
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Could you please give me a little hello world snippet? Even if its pseudocode?
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by:Dejan Pažin
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The best place to see the demo code are samples provided by Google. You should follow the tutorial on how to get the samples here:

http://d.android.com/resources/samples/get.html

That's exactly how I learned Android programming, the samples are actually very good. There are some examples on SearchView:

http://d.android.com/resources/samples/ApiDemos/src/com/example/android/apis/view/SearchViewFilterMode.html
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