Library to add material designed Preference/Settings screen to an Android App
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Material Preference

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This library can be used to implement Material Designed Settings/Preference Screen on Pre-Lollipop devices. (Currently supporting devices upto api 9 )

  • Material Preference Library uses com.android.support:preference-v7:x.x.x support library widgets.
  • Also it includes a color chooser dialog widget, that can be used to select accent color .
  • Header is tinted with selected secondary color.

Demo

On Lollipop :

Demo

On KitKat :

Demo

Light Theme :

Demo

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dependencies {
compile 'com.codevscolor.materialpreference:mp:0.2.1'
}

How do I use this library ?

  1. Create one preference xml file inside res/xml folder
  2. Add android.support.v7.preference widgets.
  3. For Preference category, use com.codevscolor.materialpreference.widget.MaterialPreferenceCategory with a title , like :
<com.codevscolor.materialpreference.widget.MaterialPreferenceCategory android:title="Category one">
.........
.........
</com.codevscolor.materialpreference.widget.MaterialPreferenceCategory>
  1. If you want to use color chooser widget,use it with a key,summary and title like
<com.codevscolor.materialpreference.widget.ColorChooserPreference
            android:key="secondary_color_position"
            android:summary="select accent color"
            android:title="secondary color" />
  1. Now create your Preference Activity like
import com.codevscolor.materialpreference.util.MaterialPrefUtil;
import com.codevscolor.materialpreference.activity.MaterialPreferenceActivity;
import com.codevscolor.materialpreference.callback.MaterialPreferenceCallback;

public class SettingsActivity extends MaterialPreferenceActivity implements MaterialPreferenceCallback {

    //initialization of the sdk should be done here
    @Override
    public void init(@Nullable Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        //register this class as listener for preference change
        setPreferenceChangedListener(this);

        //use dark theme or not . Default is light theme
        useDarkTheme(true);

        //set toolbar title
        setToolbarTitle("My Toolbar");

        //set primary color
        setPrimaryColor(MaterialPrefUtil.COLOR_BLUE_GREY);

        //default secondary color for tinting widgets, if no secondary color is used yet
        setDefaultSecondaryColor(this, MaterialPrefUtil.COLOR_BLUE);

        //set application package name and xml resource name of preference
        setAppPackageName("com.exampletest.sampleapplicationsettings");
        //set xml resource name
        setXmlResourceName("settingspreference");

        //optional
        //if you are using color picker, set the key used for color picker in the xml preference
        setColorPickerKey("secondary_color_position");

    }


    /**
     * callback for preference changes
     *
     * @param sharedPreferences
     * @param name
     */
    @Override
    public void onPreferenceSettingsChanged(SharedPreferences sharedPreferences, String name) {
        Toast.makeText(this, "preference with key " + name + " changed", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
    }
}

Compatibility

API level 8 and above

Author

codevscolor - @codevscolor on GitHub, personal blog : codevscolor

License

Apache 2.0