ListView is showing gapes in list items Android

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http://stackoverflow.com – i am trying to implement listView through setListAdapter and Efficient Adapter. I want that when list is show then the background should not be repeat. My code is repeating the whole layout of list.xml due to which my list item are showing with so much gap. Right now my list is working like that: But i want this type of view: Here is my editText.xml in which i type the word and a list View is opened. <EditText android:id="@+id/start_edit" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="50dp" android:layout_gravity="top|left" android:ems="10" andr (HowTos)