An Android template with navigation drawer for material design
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Pedro Oliveira
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I released a new template. You can install it on your Android Studio to create Material Design applications easier than ever. Check it out here:

DEPRECATED I'm not currently supporting this repository. Please check Android Studio template for an updated material template for Android Studio.

An Android template with navigation drawer for material design


  • Change your drawer item on: drawer_row.xml
  • Make sure you change NavigationDrawerAdapter to populate the ViewHolder with the new xml layout.
  • If you want to set a different layout for the selected item refer to onBindViewHolder method on the NavigationDrawerAdapter
  • If you want to display more information on each row, like an image for example, change the NavigationItem and add what you need. Make sure you change it's constructor and edit also the getMenu() method on the fragment.


  • Your activity must implement NavigationDrawerCallbacks
  • You must call NavigationDrawerFragment.setup() to setup the drawer.
  • You must <include/> the toolbar_default.xml in all your activities's XML and set it to the supportActionBar with setSupportActionBar(). Remember to extend the activity to ActionBarActivity



There are three example XML's for you activities. All them with diferent approaches on the navigation drawer pattern:

activity_main.xml Navigation drawer bellow the toolbar. (Google Inbox style)


activity_main_blacktoolbar Navigation drawer bellow the toolbar, toolbar transition to black (Google Play Store style)


activity_main_topdrawer Navigation drawer on top of the toolbar (Gmail style)


There are also two XML's for the navigation drawer. You can alternate between these two by changing: (...) inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_navigation_google, container, false); on NavigationDrawerFragment:43

fragment_navigation_drawer Normal navigation drawer with just a RecyclerView. fragment_navigation_google Navigation drawer with the same theme as Google apps

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