Android Expandable Layout

If you are looking for expandable panel in android something similar to description of app in Google Play. Then here is how implemented it.

1) First you make a custom layout which is capable of handling all the expand and collapse animation exactly similar to Google Play app description action.

package com.krish.animation.demo;

import android.content.Context;
import android.content.res.TypedArray;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.animation.Animation;
import android.view.animation.Transformation;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;

public class ExpandablePanel extends LinearLayout {

    private final int mHandleId;
    private final int mContentId;

    // Contains references to the handle and content views
    private View mHandle;
    private View mContent;

    // Does the panel start expanded?
    private boolean mExpanded = false;
    // The height of the content when collapsed
    private int mCollapsedHeight = 0;
    // The full expanded height of the content (calculated)
    private int mContentHeight = 0;
    // How long the expand animation takes
    private int mAnimationDuration = 0;

    // Listener that gets fired onExpand and onCollapse
    private OnExpandListener mListener;

    public ExpandablePanel(Context context) {
        this(context, null);
    }

    /**
     * The constructor simply validates the arguments being passed in and
     * sets the global variables accordingly. Required attributes are 
     * 'handle' and 'content'
     */
    public ExpandablePanel(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);
        mListener = new DefaultOnExpandListener();

        TypedArray a = context.obtainStyledAttributes(
                    attrs, R.styleable.ExpandablePanel, 0, 0);

        // How high the content should be in "collapsed" state
        mCollapsedHeight = (int) a.getDimension(
                    R.styleable.ExpandablePanel_collapsedHeight, 0.0f);

        // How long the animation should take
        mAnimationDuration = a.getInteger(
                    R.styleable.ExpandablePanel_animationDuration, 500);

        int handleId = a.getResourceId(
                    R.styleable.ExpandablePanel_handle, 0);

        if (handleId == 0) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                "The handle attribute is required and must refer "
                    + "to a valid child.");
        }

        int contentId = a.getResourceId(
                        R.styleable.ExpandablePanel_content, 0);
        if (contentId == 0) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                        "The content attribute is required and must " +
                        "refer to a valid child.");
        }

        mHandleId = handleId;
        mContentId = contentId;

        a.recycle();
    }

    // Some public setters for manipulating the
    // ExpandablePanel programmatically
    public void setOnExpandListener(OnExpandListener listener) {
        mListener = listener; 
    }

    public void setCollapsedHeight(int collapsedHeight) {
        mCollapsedHeight = collapsedHeight;
    }

    public void setAnimationDuration(int animationDuration) {
        mAnimationDuration = animationDuration;
    }

    /**
     * This method gets called when the View is physically
     * visible to the user
     */
    @Override
    protected void onFinishInflate() {
        super.onFinishInflate();

        mHandle = findViewById(mHandleId);
        if (mHandle == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                "The handle attribute is must refer to an"
                    + " existing child.");
        }

        mContent = findViewById(mContentId);
        if (mContent == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                "The content attribute must refer to an"
                    + " existing child.");
        }

	    // This changes the height of the content such that it
        // starts off collapsed
        android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams lp = 
                                    mContent.getLayoutParams();
        lp.height = mCollapsedHeight;
        mContent.setLayoutParams(lp);

		// Set the OnClickListener of the handle view
        mHandle.setOnClickListener(new PanelToggler());
    }

    /**
     * This is where the magic happens for measuring the actual
     * (un-expanded) height of the content. If the actual height
     * is less than the collapsedHeight, the handle will be hidden.
     */
    @Override
    protected void onMeasure(int widthMeasureSpec,
                                            int heightMeasureSpec) {
        // First, measure how high content wants to be
        mContent.measure(widthMeasureSpec, MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED);
        mContentHeight = mContent.getMeasuredHeight();
        Log.v("cHeight", mContentHeight+"");
        Log.v("cCollapseHeight", mCollapsedHeight+"");

        if (mContentHeight < mCollapsedHeight) {
            mHandle.setVisibility(View.GONE);
        } else {
            mHandle.setVisibility(View.VISIBLE);
        }

        // Then let the usual thing happen
        super.onMeasure(widthMeasureSpec, heightMeasureSpec);
    }

    /**
     * This is the on click listener for the handle.
     * It basically just creates a new animation instance and fires
     * animation.
     */
    private class PanelToggler implements OnClickListener {
        public void onClick(View v) {
            Animation a;
            if (mExpanded) {
               a = new ExpandAnimation(mContentHeight, mCollapsedHeight);
               mListener.onCollapse(mHandle, mContent);
            } else {
               a = new ExpandAnimation(mCollapsedHeight, mContentHeight);
               mListener.onExpand(mHandle, mContent);
            }
            a.setDuration(mAnimationDuration);
            mContent.startAnimation(a);
            mExpanded = !mExpanded;
        }
    }

    /**
     * This is a private animation class that handles the expand/collapse
     * animations. It uses the animationDuration attribute for the length 
     * of time it takes.
     */
    private class ExpandAnimation extends Animation {
        private final int mStartHeight;
        private final int mDeltaHeight;

        public ExpandAnimation(int startHeight, int endHeight) {
            mStartHeight = startHeight;
            mDeltaHeight = endHeight - startHeight;
        }

        @Override
        protected void applyTransformation(float interpolatedTime, 
                                                 Transformation t) {
            android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams lp = 
                                          mContent.getLayoutParams();
            lp.height = (int) (mStartHeight + mDeltaHeight *
                                                   interpolatedTime);
            mContent.setLayoutParams(lp);
        }

        @Override
        public boolean willChangeBounds() {
            return true;
        }
    }

    /**
     * Simple OnExpandListener interface
     */
    public interface OnExpandListener {
        public void onExpand(View handle, View content); 
        public void onCollapse(View handle, View content);
    }

    private class DefaultOnExpandListener implements OnExpandListener {
        public void onCollapse(View handle, View content) {}
        public void onExpand(View handle, View content) {}
    }
}

2) add some attribute that are needed in res/values/attrs.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
  <declare-styleable name="ExpandablePanel">
    <attr name="handle" format="reference" />
    <attr name="content" format="reference" />
    <attr name="collapsedHeight" format="dimension" />
  </declare-styleable>
</resources>

3) And finally use this custom layout like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ScrollView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:example="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/com.krish.animation.demo"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
   
    android:scrollbars="none" >

    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent"
        android:orientation="vertical" >

        <com.krish.animation.demo.ExpandablePanel
            android:id="@+id/foo"
            android:layout_width="fill_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:orientation="vertical"
            example:animationDuration="500"
            example:collapsedHeight="100dip"
            example:content="@+id/value"
            example:handle="@+id/expand" >

            <RelativeLayout
                android:layout_width="fill_parent"
                android:layout_height="match_parent" >

                <TextView
                    android:id="@id/value"
                    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
                    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                    android:text=" put some long text to test" />

                <Button
                    android:id="@id/expand"
                    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
                    android:layout_below="@id/value"
                    android:text="More" />
            </RelativeLayout>  
            </com.krish.animation.demo.ExpandablePanel>
    </LinearLayout>

</ScrollView>

This article is fully inspired from the stackoverflow answer android Expandable layout

if you found any problem with code above then you can find the source code in my gihub Android ExpandableLayout

Hope someone will find this article helpful in the future.

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Android Styling Sherlock actionbar – Change style of Spinner

Here i am going to share small android stuff about styling Spinner in Sherlock ActionBar. Here it goes like this.

1) The following style define the spinner looks not style of drop down. It only style the spinner (what you see spinner)

 <!-- spinner background -->
    <style name="customSpinerStyle" 
        parent="@style/Widget.Sherlock.Spinner.DropDown.ActionBar">
        <item name="android:background">
           @drawable/abs_holo_light_selector</item>
        <item name="android:popupBackground">
           @color/pop_bg</item>
    </style>

where “abs_holo_light_selector” is selector should be place in drawable folder. The selector look like this



<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <item android:drawable="@drawable/spinner_disabled" 
        android:state_enabled="false"/>
    <item android:drawable="@drawable/spinner_pressed" 
        android:state_pressed="true"/>
    <item android:drawable="@drawable/spinner_focused"
         android:state_focused="true"                  
         android:state_pressed="false"/>
    <item android:drawable="@drawable/spinner_default"/>

</selector>


where spinner_disabled,spinner_pressed,spinner_focused and spinner_default are nine-patch image something like shown below and you can make your own so here i am attaching only one nine-patch image spinner_pressed.9

and where @color/pop_bg is color of background of popup(dropdown background)

2)The following style the dropdown item

 <!-- dropdown selector and divider(spinner+popmenu) -->
        <item name="dropDownListViewStyle">
         @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown</item>
        <item name="android:dropDownListViewStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown</item>

where style Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown(style list divider of spinner item and selector of list) is define as

 <style name="Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown" 
        parent="Sherlock.__Widget.Holo.ListView">
        <item name="android:divider">
            @drawable/abs__list_divider_holo_dark</item>
        <item name="android:listSelector">
           @drawable/abs__list_selector_holo_light</item>
    </style>

3) The following style is used for changing text style of spinner

 <item name="spinnerItemStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem</item>
 <item name="android:spinnerItemStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem</item>

where style Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem is defined as

 <style name="Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem" parent="Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem">
        <item name="android:textAppearance">
            @style/Custom.TextAppearance.Sherlock.Widget.TextView.SpinnerItem</item>
        <item name="android:paddingLeft">8dp</item>
        <item name="android:paddingRight">8dp</item>
    </style>

    <style name="Custom.TextAppearance.Sherlock.Widget.TextView.SpinnerItem"  parent="TextAppearance.Sherlock.Widget.TextView.SpinnerItem">
        <item name="android:textSize">14dp</item>
        <item name="android:textColor">#FFFFFF</item>
        <item name="android:shadowColor">#4ccfff</item>
        <item name="android:shadowDy">3</item>
        <item name="android:textStyle">normal</item>
    </style> 
       

finally put all these style together in your application theme something like this and use it as application theme

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>

    <style name="customSpinerStyle" 
        parent="@style/Widget.Sherlock.Spinner.DropDown.ActionBar">
        <item name="android:background">
           @drawable/abs_holo_light_selector</item>
        <item name="android:popupBackground">
           @color/pop_bg</item>
    </style>

 <!-- dropdown selector and divider(spinner+popmenu) -->
        <item name="dropDownListViewStyle">
         @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown</item>
        <item name="android:dropDownListViewStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.Light.ListView.DropDown</item>
<item name="spinnerItemStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem</item>
 <item name="android:spinnerItemStyle">
          @style/Custom.Widget.Sherlock.TextView.SpinnerItem</item>

</resources>

Thats it,How i style Sherlock actionbar spinner item. (some image file are missing above assuming that you can take it own 🙂 )
here The above style affect on highlighted area shown in image below.device-2013-02-15-143813