Android – Add an array of buttons to a GridView in an Android application

androidandroid-gridviewarraysbuttondynamic

I have an application that will have 5-15 buttons depending on what is available from a backend. How do I define the proper GridView layout files to include an array of buttons that will each have different text and other attributes? Each button will essentially add an item to a cart, so the onClick code will be the same except for the item it adds to the cart.

How can I define an array so I can add a variable number of buttons, but still reference each of them by a unique ID? I've seen examples of the arrays.xml, but they have created an array of strings that are pre-set. I need a way to create an object and not have the text defined in the layout or arrays xml file.

Update – Added info about adding to a GridView

I want to add this to a GridView, so calling the [addView method](http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/AdapterView.html#addView(android.view.View,%20int) results in an UnsupportedOperationException. I can do the following:

ImageButton b2 = new ImageButton(getApplicationContext());
b2.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.img_3);
android.widget.LinearLayout container = (android.widget.LinearLayout) findViewById(R.id.lay);
container.addView(b2);

but that doesn't layout the buttons in a grid like I would like. Can this be done in a GridView?

Best Solution

In the following code, you should change the upper limits of the for to a variable.

public class MainActivity
        extends Activity
        implements View.OnClickListener {

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

        TableLayout layout = new TableLayout (this);
        layout.setLayoutParams( new TableLayout.LayoutParams(4,5) );

        layout.setPadding(1,1,1,1);

        for (int f=0; f<=13; f++) {
            TableRow tr = new TableRow(this);
            for (int c=0; c<=9; c++) {
                Button b = new Button (this);
                b.setText(""+f+c);
                b.setTextSize(10.0f);
                b.setTextColor(Color.rgb( 100, 200, 200));
                b.setOnClickListener(this);
                tr.addView(b, 30,30);
            } // for
            layout.addView(tr);
        } // for

        super.setContentView(layout);
    } // ()

    public void onClick(View view) {
        ((Button) view).setText("*");
        ((Button) view).setEnabled(false);
    }
} // class