Floating hint from edit text - inspired by Matt D. Smith's design: http://dribbble.com/shots/1254439--GIF-Mobile-Form-Interaction?list=users
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Float Labeled EditText

Simple implementation of a Float Labeled EditText: An Android ViewGroup which uses a child EditText and puts the hint on top of the EditText when it is populated with text.

iOS implementation by @jverdi: JVFloatLabeledTextField

Credits for the concept to Matt D. Smith (@mds).

Android Version

http://dribbble.com/shots/1254439--GIF-Mobile-Form-Interaction?list=users

Notice

The usage has significantly changed in version 0.0.5 inspired by chrisbanes implementation which makes styling easier. If you want to use the old style, use version 0.0.4.

Usage

Add the library project or grab to build.gradle:

compile 'com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext:library:0.0.6'

or plain maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext</groupId>
  <artifactId>library</artifactId>
  <version>0.0.6</version>
  <type>aar</type>
</dependency>

and then insert the view in XML:

    <com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content">

        <EditText
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="This is the hint" />
    </com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText>

    <!-- add some padding -->
    <com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        float:fletPadding="10dp">

        <EditText
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="Username" />
    </com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText>

    <!-- password input -->
    <com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        float:fletPaddingBottom="10dp">

        <EditText
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="Password"
            android:inputType="textPassword" />
    </com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText>

    <!-- change color of hint text-->
    <com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        float:fletPaddingBottom="10dp"
        float:fletTextAppearance="@style/floatlabelededittext">

        <EditText
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="Styled Hint"
            android:inputType="textPassword" />
    </com.wrapp.floatlabelededittext.FloatLabeledEditText>

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License

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.