deviant deviant - 5 months ago 15
Android Question

Is there a way to check the visibility of the status bar?

I have a service that should check periodically visibility of status bar, when some top activity is (or not) in fullscreen mode.
Is it possible?

Answer Source

Finally I have discovered how to check if statusbar is visible or not. Its some kind of hack, but it works for me. I created that method in my Service:

private void createHelperWnd() {
        WindowManager wm = (WindowManager) getSystemService(WINDOW_SERVICE);
        final WindowManager.LayoutParams p = new WindowManager.LayoutParams();
        p.type = WindowManager.LayoutParams.TYPE_SYSTEM_OVERLAY;
        p.gravity = Gravity.RIGHT | Gravity.TOP;
        p.flags = WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_NOT_FOCUSABLE;
        p.width = 1;
        p.height = LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT;
        p.format = PixelFormat.TRANSPARENT;
        helperWnd = new View(this); //View helperWnd;

        wm.addView(helperWnd, p);
        final ViewTreeObserver vto = helperWnd.getViewTreeObserver();
        vto.addOnGlobalLayoutListener(new OnGlobalLayoutListener() {

            public void onGlobalLayout() {

                if (heightS == helperWnd.getHeight()) {
                    isFullScreen = true;
                } else {
                    isFullScreen = false;


where widthS and heightS our global screen size; Here I just compared invisible helper window height to screen height and make decision if status bar is visible. And do not forget to remove helperWnd in onDestroy of your Service.