Android Tutorial - Android String Array Resources

You can specify an array of strings as a resource in any file under the /res/values subdirectory.


You can use an XML node called string-array. This node is a child node of resources.

The following code shows an example of an array in a resource file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <string name="hello">hello</string>
      <string name="app_name">hello appname</string>
      <string-array name="test_array">

Once you have this string-array resource definition, you can retrieve this array in the Java code as follows.

// w  w  w .  ja v a  2  s.c  o  m
//Get access to Resources object from an Activity
Resources res = your_Activity.getResources();
String strings[] = res.getStringArray(R.array.test_array);

//Print strings
for (String s: strings)
    Log.d("example", s);