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How to use MultiAutoCompleteTextView in Android

Android MultiAutoCompleteTextView



import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;

//additional imported classes
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.MultiAutoCompleteTextView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    //Initialize a String Array with values
    String[] Colors = new String[]{

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        //Initialize an ArrayAdapter from a String Array
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>

        //Get reference of XML Layout's MultiAutoCompleteTextView widget
        MultiAutoCompleteTextView macTextView = (MultiAutoCompleteTextView) findViewById(;

        //Apply ArrayAdapter to MultiAutoCompleteTextView

        //Define the AutoCompletion Threshold
        //Define the AutoComplete DropDown width

        //Set a simple Comma Tokenizer to separate list items
        macTextView.setTokenizer(new MultiAutoCompleteTextView.CommaTokenizer());

    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
        return true;

    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        int id = item.getItemId();

        //noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
        if (id == {
            return true;

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

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