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Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson

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Posted on    November-18-2014 10:24 PM

 Android ListView 

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I have a ListView and each row contains a different User object.

A User has these different fields:

  • List of things I like
  • List of things I hate
  • List of games I play
  • Description of myself

Now, when I populate the ListView, I want to show different things that each user has filled out. So for example, one row might show 'things I like' filled out, while another might show the 'description of myself'.

I don't want to adjacent rows to be showing the same type of row. All this code will be inserted into my BaseAdapter's getView methood.

What would be the best logic in terms of pseudocode to achieve this?

// Creates arraylist of elements that are complete in profile

List<String> profileElements = new ArrayList<String>();

if (user.getGameOwned() != null && user.getGameOwned().size() > 2) {



if (user.getAboutMe() != null && !user.getAboutMe().isEmpty()) {



if (user.getIAm() != null && user.getIAm().length > 2) {



if (profileElements.size() > 0) {

    String randomElement = profileElements.get(new Random().nextInt(profileElements.size() - 1));

    if (randomElement.equals(KEY_GAMES_PLAYED)) {

        // do whatever here


    else if (randomElement.equals(KEY_ABOUT_ME)) {

        // do whatever



Chris S
Chris S

Total Post:48

Posted on    November-19-2014 12:04 AM

You could try this approach, in your BaseAdapter put a verification if what list do you want to show.

For example:

int ctr = 1; // your counter - try to declare it on the global level

if(ctr<4){//your 4 types of list -

     display(ctr); //print the current ctr




     ctr = 1; //make the value to 1 for the next batch of loop



display(int index){


    switch (index){

        case 1:

             //List of things I like


        case 2:

             //List of things I hate


        case 3:

            //List of games I play


        case 4:

             //Description of myself






You could also do random.nextInt(4) but it might have the same result each row.

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