Android ListView that does not scroll?

I'm trying to make a layout that is something similar to how the android market is...where say under comments there is what appears to be a ListView but it does not scroll (the whole page scroll but not the comments). I'm not sure if its even a ListView but I want something that looks like the list view (ie. have those divider bars and what not but NOT SCROLLABLE). There are people suggesting to use a LinearLayout instead of a ListView but I also want the items to be clickable and open a new activity. Please help?

My current layout tree is like so

<LinearLayout> <ScrollView> <RelativeLayout>

I am looking to put content inside the RelativeLayout.


As explained by the programmers that did the listView in this video from GoogleIo never put a ListView inside a scroll View. If your list should not scroll use a ViewGroup like a linear Layout and add all the items to this ViewGroup in a loop in your code. If you want a whole row to be clickable you have to use another ViewGroup as the root node for each row and add the OnClickListener to this View.

Sample Code:

LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater) getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);

for (int current = 0; current < itemCount; current++) {
View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.layout_id, parent, false);

//initialize the view

view.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

public void onClick(View v) {
Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(), CLASS_TO_START)
if (current < itemCount - 1) {
inflater.inflate(R.layout.line, viewGroup);

This code will generate one View for every item that you have and put it into the viewGroup. After every item but the last it will also add a divider to the viewGroup.

I had the same issue. I simply extended the default LinearLayout with a setAdapter method:

public class LinearListView extends LinearLayout
Adapter adapter;
Observer observer = new Observer(this);

public LinearListView(Context context)

public LinearListView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs)
super(context, attrs);

public LinearListView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle)
super(context, attrs, defStyle);

public void setAdapter(Adapter adapter)
if (this.adapter != null)

this.adapter = adapter;

private class Observer extends DataSetObserver
LinearListView context;

public Observer(LinearListView context)
this.context = context;

public void onChanged()
List<View> oldViews = new ArrayList<View>(context.getChildCount());

for (int i = 0; i < context.getChildCount(); i++)

Iterator<View> iter = oldViews.iterator();


for (int i = 0; i < context.adapter.getCount(); i++)
View convertView = iter.hasNext() ? : null;
context.addView(context.adapter.getView(i, convertView, context));

public void onInvalidated()

Hope this helps!

I dont have enough reputation points to comment but for those only having 1 item appearing in Nappy's solution make sure you set the following in your layout file:


Else it will appear that only one item is being added but in reality they are just being added horizontally...hope this helps someone.

You could make one ListView and put all inside it, so the whole page will scroll. You could roll out your own adapter implementation, but I recommend using CommonsWare's excellent MergeAdapter You could add the labels or divider bars with addView() and the lists with addAdapter(). Check out the page for more information on usage, and the demo project.

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