youri youri - 5 months ago 269
Android Question

Progress bar rounded on both sides in android

I am trying to create a custom progress bar in android. I have used the following xml file for it (progress_bar_horizontal.xml):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<item android:id="@android:id/background">
<shape>
<corners android:radius="8dip" />
<stroke android:width="2dip" android:color="#FFFF"/>
<solid android:color="#FFFF"/>
</shape>
</item>
<item android:id="@android:id/secondaryProgress">
<clip>
<shape>
<corners android:radius="8dip" />
<stroke android:width="2dip" android:color="#FFFF"/>
<solid android:color="#FF00"/>
</shape>
</clip>
</item>
<item android:id="@android:id/progress">
<clip>
<shape>
<corners android:radius="8dip" />
<stroke android:width="2dip" android:color="#FFFF"/>
<solid android:color="#FF00"/>
</shape>
</clip>
</item>
</layer-list>


Everything works great apart from the fact I would like to have the progress in my progress bar rounded on both sides. The aforementioned code makes a progress bar to be rounded on the left hand side and simply cut (not rounded) on the right hand side. It is because of the clip tag probably. Could you please help me on that? What should i change to have the progress in my progress bar rounded on both sides?

The full layout goes below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="vertical">
<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="vertical"
android:background="@drawable/gradient_progress"
android:padding="10dip"
>
<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="horizontal"
>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/progress_header"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:textColor="#FF000000"
android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium"
android:textStyle="bold"
android:text="Uploading"
/>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/progress_percent"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:textColor="#FF000000"
android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium"
android:textStyle="bold"
android:text="55%"
android:paddingLeft="10dip"
/>
</LinearLayout>
<ProgressBar
android:id="@+id/progress_bar"
style="?android:attr/progressBarStyleHorizontal"
android:layout_gravity="center"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:progressDrawable="@drawable/progress_bar_horizontal"
android:maxHeight="12dip"
android:minHeight="12dip"
android:max="100"
/>
</LinearLayout>
</LinearLayout>


Here is the result of my effort: link text

I would like the red bar to have rounded edges on the right hand side as well.
Thank you so much for your comments.

Answer

Here's an updated answer for the times:

The Android source code uses Patch 9 files to achieve the effect: http://grepcode.com/file/repository.grepcode.com/java/ext/com.google.android/android/4.4_r1/frameworks/base/core/res/res/drawable/progress_horizontal_holo_dark.xml/

So start in your layout xml:

<ProgressBar
    android:id="@+id/custom_progress_bar"
    style="@android:style/Widget.ProgressBar.Horizontal"
    android:indeterminateOnly="false"
    android:progressDrawable="@drawable/custom_progress_bar_horizontal"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:minHeight="13"
    android:progress="33"
    android:secondaryProgress="66" />

You can move a lot of this to a style xml but that's beside the point. What we really care about is android:progressDrawable="@drawable/custom_progress_bar_horizontal" - which is going to allow us to specify our own custom progress bars:

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:id="@android:id/background"
          android:drawable="@android:drawable/custom_progress_bg" />
    <item android:id="@android:id/secondaryProgress">
        <scale android:scaleWidth="100%"
               android:drawable="@android:drawable/custom_progress_secondary" />
    </item>
    <item android:id="@android:id/progress">
        <scale android:scaleWidth="100%"
               android:drawable="@android:drawable/custom_progress_primary" />
    </item>
</layer-list>

Or you don't have to use a Patch 9 for your background- for example here's a simple white background with a 1dp border:

<item android:id="@android:id/background">
    <shape>
        <corners android:radius="6.5dp" />

        <solid android:color="@android:color/white" />

        <stroke
            android:width="1dp"
            android:color="@android:color/darker_gray" />
    </shape>
</item>

Android Asset Studio has an awesome tool to help you generate Patch 9 files: http://android-ui-utils.googlecode.com/hg/asset-studio/dist/nine-patches.html

Example primary xdpi png with padding before the tool: Primary progress bar
Example secondary xdpi png with padding before the tool: Secondary progress bar

And the final output: Custom progress bar