Animation for expandableListView

It can be done using a simple ListView that contains an initially hidden view and a custom class that extends Animation.
The basic idea is to start with View.GONE then gradually re-size the margin from a negative value to the required size while setting visibility to View.VISIBLE.


..and finally

The last example contains all the code you need. It looks a bit hackish to me, especially the fact that you must initially set view.bottomMargin = -50 or more, otherwise the animation does not work properly the first time, but so far I did not find any viable alternative (apart from using a ScrollView with your own container items instead of a ListView).

And finally, this app includes the above example, among lots of other useful examples with links to sources:

Update: Google removed the app from play store allegedly for intellectual property violation (although it only contained demos and links to open source projects), the author now made the apk available for direct download from
For more details see NB: I’m not affiliated with the author.

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