Learn How To Create A Custom List View Adapter With A Python Server In This Sample For Delphi


You can find the CustomAdapter sample project at:

  • Start | Programs | Embarcadero RAD Studio Sydney | Samples and navigate to:
    • Object PascalMulti-Device SamplesUser InterfaceListViewCustomAdapter
  • Subversion Repository:
    • You can find Delphi code samples in GitHub Repositories. Search by name into the samples repositories according to your RAD Studio version.


The CustomAdapter sample shows how to create a custom list view adapter. This specific implementation of a custom adapter obtains image files from a remote server.

How to Run the Sample

  1. Run the server:
    1. Install Python 2 to run the server script.
    2. On the project folder, open server.py using a text editor, and update the values of the HOST and PORT variables. Notes:
      • The default values should let you test this sample application on your development PC.
      • To run this sample application on a mobile device, you must update HOST so that it contains the IP address where your mobile devices can reach your development PC.
      • If the default post is busy in your development PC, you must change the value of PORT.
    3. Run server.py.
  2. Run the sample application:
    1. Open the sample application project file.
    2. Open the main form of the sample application in the Code Editor and update the value of the Host constant, so that the host and port match those that you configured on the server script.
    3. Run the sample application.

How It Works

After you start this sample application, it displays the following form:


Click the Load Pictured button to load 30 list view items from the custom list view adapter.

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