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AnimatedEditText for Android

This repository contains AnimatedEditText and TextDrawable all of which extend the behaviour of EditText and implement features that are otherwise not available.

NOTE: PinEntryEditText has been moved to it's own repo on GitHub.

pop in animation



  • Text animates in as typed (4 animations available).
  • Text animates out when cleared using setText(null) or setText("").
  • Smooth forward movement of cursor (API 16+).
  • Smooth backward movement of cursor when clear is called (API 16+, see known issues).
  • Lets you specify any character to be used as a mask for input.


PinEntryEditText has been moved to it's own repo on GitHub.


  • TextDrawable which allows you to set and use text as a drawable.


Below is a fast guide to getting started. However, if you need to read about these widgets in details. Read more about AnimatedEditText, PinEntryEditText, TextDrawable.



If using Jetpack use version Download

dependencies {
    implementation ('com.alimuzaffar.lib:animated-edit-text:2.0.2') {
        // Exclude is only needed if you already have the library
        // mentioned below as a dependency in your app
        exclude group: 'androidx.appcompat', module: 'appcompat'

If not using Jetpack use version 1.x Download

dependencies {
    implementation ('com.alimuzaffar.lib:animated-edit-text:1.2.3') {
        // Exclude is only needed if you already have the library
        // mentioned below as a dependency in your app
        exclude group: '', module: 'appcompat-v7'

Note: You don't need to exclude all the support groups. However, it's a good idea to do this as your code is likely to use a different version from the library.


Setup AnimatedTextView and PinEntryView in your layout

    android:hint="Animate pop in"
    android:inputType="textNoSuggestions" //recommended when typing text to avoid autocomplete.
    app:animationType="popIn|fromBottom|fromRight|fromMiddle|none" //Optional, default popIn
    app:animateCursor="true|false" //Optional, default true
    app:animateTextClear="true|false" /> //Optional, default true

Use in your code

Use in your code like you would use a regular EditText

EditText regular = (AnimatedEditText) findViewById(;
if (regular != null) {
    String input = regular.getText().toString();

Effects :

  1. PopIn (default)
  2. Bottom Up
  3. In from right
  4. In from middle


Pop-in animation

pop in animation

Bottom Up Animations

bottom up animation

In from right

animate in from right

In from middle

animate in from middle

You can see a YouTube video of all the animations here: YouTube video

Issues :

  • Only works for single line input, the second the line has to wrap, the animation breaks.
  • Animation will work best if android:inputType="textNoSuggestions" is set.
  • Animations are only triggered when adding to the end of the string.
  • Only android:gravity="left|right|center_horizontal" is supported.
  • Smooth back movement of cursor when text is cleared doesn't work too well for android:gravity="center_horizontal"
  • No RTL language support.
  • Animate in from middle doesn't work properly except from android:gravity="left"
  • Not all features of EditText will work
  • Using some Unicode characters as masks causes the cursor to lose position. If this happens, I recommend setting cursor visibility to false or setting textPassword or numberPassword as the input type for the fields which improves the situation but doesn't really solve it in all cases.


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