A view switcher library for Android
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View Flow for Android

ViewFlow is an Android UI widget providing a horizontally scrollable ViewGroup with items populated from an Adapter. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a screen shot.

The component is a Library Project. This means that there's no need to copy-paste resources into your own project, simply add the viewflow component as a reference to any project.


In your layout


The use of app:sidebuffer is optional. It defines the number of Views to buffer on each side of the currently shown View. The default sidebuffer is 3, making up a grand total of 7 (3 * 2 + 1) Views loaded at a time (at max). To be able to use the more convenient app:title the application namespace must be included in the same manner as the android namespace is. Please refer to the layout main.xml in the example project for a full example. Again, note that it's the application namespace and not the viewflow namespace that must be referred like xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/your.application.package.here".

In your activity

ViewFlow viewFlow = (ViewFlow) findViewById(R.id.viewflow);

Listen on screen change events

If you need to listen to screen change events you would want to implement your own ViewFlow.ViewSwitchListener and pass it to the setOnViewSwitchListener() method.

viewFlow.setOnViewSwitchListener(new ViewSwitchListener() {
    public void onSwitched(View v, int position) {
        // Your code here

Flow Indicator

It is also possible to add a flow view indicator to your layout. The purpose of a FlowIndicator is to present a visual representation of where in the item list focus is at. You may either implement a FlowIndicator yourself or use an implementation provided by the View Flow library. The View Flow library currently supports the following indicators:

Circle Flow Indicator

This indicator shows a circle for each View in the adapter with a filled circle for the currently selected view (see screenshot below).

	android:padding="10dip" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
	android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:id="@+id/viewflowindic"

And then you'll need to connect your ViewFlow with the FlowIndicator:

CircleFlowIndicator indic = (CircleFlowIndicator) findViewById(R.id.viewflowindic);

Title Flow Indicator

This indicator presents the title of the previous, current and next View in the adapter (see screenshot below).

		android:id="@+id/viewflowindic" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
		app:footerTriangleHeight="10" app:textColor="#FFFFFFFF" app:selectedColor="#FFFFC445"
		app:footerColor="#FFFFC445" app:titlePadding="10" app:textSize="13" 
		android:layout_marginTop="10dip" />

And then you'll need to connect your ViewFlow with the FlowIndicator:

	TitleFlowIndicator indicator = (TitleFlowIndicator) findViewById(R.id.viewflowindic);

Building a jar file

If you rather want a jar file instead of a including the project as an android library, run ant jar in the android-viewflow/viewflow folder, to build a jar file.


The following persons deserves a mention for their contributions:

Want to contribute?

GitHub has some great articles on how to get started with Git and GitHub and how to fork a project.

Contributers are recommended to fork the app on GitHub (but don't have too). Create a feature branch, push the branch to git hub, press Pull Request and write a simple explanation.

One fix per commit. If let's say a commit closes the open issue 12. Just add closes #12 in your commit message to close that issue automagically.

If you still feel uncomfortable contributing the project github-wise, don't hesistate to send a regular patch.

All code that is contributed must be compliant with Apache License 2.0.


Copyright (c) 2011 Patrik Åkerfeldt

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

ViewFlow for Android    ViewFlow for Android