Before we get into the details of list controls of Android, we need to talk about adapters. List controls are used to display collections of data. But instead of using a single type of control to manage both the display and the data, Android separates these two responsibilities into list controls and adapters. List controls are classes that extend
android.widget.AdapterView and include
Gallery (see Figure 6–8).
AdapterView itself extends
android.widget.ViewGroup, which means that
GridView, and so on are container controls. In other words, ...