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Android BasicContactables Sample

This sample shows how to search for contacts, displaying a SearchView in the Action Bar for user input and implementing a query Cursor with CommonDataKinds.Contactables.


This sample displays a SearchView in the Action Bar when the search icon is clicked. It then implements the LoaderManager.LoaderCallbacks interface to query the contacts table, using a CursorLoader.

For details on how to implement the SearchView, refer to the training guide Setting up the search interface.

For details on how to implement the LoaderManager.LoaderCallbacks interface, refer to the Using the LoaderManager Callbacks guide.

For details on how to query the contacts provider, refer to the Contacts Provider Access guide.


  • Android SDK 26
  • Android Build Tools v26.0.1
  • Android Support Repository


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Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


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compileSdkVersion 26

minSdkVersion 18

targetSdkVersion 22


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  • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS


  • android



Simple one-activity app that takes a search term via the Action Bar and uses it as a query to search the contacts database via the Contactables table.

Assuming this activity was started with a new intent, process the incoming information and react accordingly. @param intent