Set selected item of spinner programmatically


I am working on an android project and I am using a spinner which uses an array adapter which is populated from the database.

I can’t find out how I can set the selected item programmatically from the list. For example if, in the spinner I have the following items:

  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Category 3

How would I programmatically make Category 2 the selected item when the screen is created. I was thinking it might be similar to c# I.E Spinner.SelectedText “Category 2” but there doesn’t seem to be any method similar to this for Android.


Use the following: spinnerObject.setSelection(INDEX_OF_CATEGORY2).

Answered By – Arun George

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