How to get the selected index of a RadioGroup in Android

Is there an easy way to get the selected index of a RadioGroup in Android or do I have to use OnCheckedChangeListener to listen for changes and have something that holds the last index selected?

example xml:

<RadioGroup android:id="@+id/group1" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:orientation="vertical">
    <RadioButton android:id="@+id/radio1" android:text="option 1" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    <RadioButton android:id="@+id/radio2" android:text="option 2" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    <RadioButton android:id="@+id/radio3" android:text="option 3" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    <RadioButton android:id="@+id/radio4" android:text="option 4" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
    <RadioButton android:id="@+id/radio5" android:text="option 5" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

if a user selects option 3 I want to get the index, 2.


You should be able to do something like this:

int radioButtonID = radioButtonGroup.getCheckedRadioButtonId();
View radioButton = radioButtonGroup.findViewById(radioButtonID);
int idx = radioButtonGroup.indexOfChild(radioButton);

If the RadioGroup contains other Views (like a TextView) then the indexOfChild() method will return wrong index.

to get selected RadioButton Text on RadioGroup

 RadioButton r = (RadioButton)  radioButton .getChildAt(idx);
 String selectedtext = r.getText();

This should work,

int index = myRadioGroup.indexOfChild(findViewById(myRadioGroup.getCheckedRadioButtonId()));

You could have a reference to the radio group and use getCheckedRadioButtonId () to get the checked radio button id. Take a look here

RadioGroup radioGroup = findViewById(;

Then when you need to get the selected radio option.

int id = radioGroup.getCheckedRadioButtonId();
if (id == -1){
    //no item selected
    if (id =={
        //Do something with the button

You can either use OnCheckedChangeListener or can use getCheckedRadioButtonId()

You can use:

RadioButton rb = (RadioButton) findViewById(rg.getCheckedRadioButtonId());

try this

        RadioGroup  group= (RadioGroup) getView().findViewById(;
        group.setOnCheckedChangeListener(new RadioGroup.OnCheckedChangeListener() {
            public void onCheckedChanged(RadioGroup radioGroup, int i) {
                View radioButton = radioGroup.findViewById(i);
                int index = radioGroup.indexOfChild(radioButton);

//use to get the id of selected item

int selectedID = myRadioGroup.getCheckedRadioButtonId();

//get the view of the selected item

View selectedView = (View)findViewById( selectedID);

 int index_selected = radio_grp.indexOfChild(radio_grp

you can do


from the radio group .

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