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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Standard ListViews Introducing ListView and ListActivity

Diego Marrs
Diego Marrs
8,243 Points

Can someone explain '@android:id/empty'


Could someone explain why we set the ID for the textview to '@android:id/empty'?


1 Answer

Kourosh Raeen
Kourosh Raeen
23,733 Points

By using the special id "@android:id/empty" the TextView automatically gets displayed when the ListView is empty and the ListView will become hidden.