How to Set SearchView to Expanded or Open by Default in Android

In this android programming source code example, we are going to set searchview to expanded / open by default in android.

Below is a step by step source code to set searchview to expanded / open by default in android.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:focusable="true"
    android:focusableInTouchMode="true">

    <android.support.v7.widget.SearchView
        android:id="@+id/search"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:clickable="true" />

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.widget.SearchView;

import com.bluapp.androidview.R;

public class SearchViewActivity18 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private SearchView search;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_search_view18);
        search = (SearchView) findViewById(R.id.search);
        search.setIconifiedByDefault(true);
        search.setFocusable(true);
        search.setIconified(false);
        search.clearFocus();
        search.requestFocusFromTouch();
    }
}

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