ListView Highlight item without user intervention

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http://stackoverflow.com – I hava listview which is in sidebar. This listview has 5 items and for click on each item an new activity is launched . So , this sidebar listview also is part of that activity . I cannot use CLick Listener event to highlight listview since each click launches an completely new activity and hence a new view. The only option seems to be to highlight the item in listview in ONcreate() Event or some other hack. How can i create an highlight an item in listview when the listview itself is replaced on each click on listview item (HowTos)