user2446494 user2446494 - 12 days ago 5
Android Question

How to Customize a Progress Bar In Android

I am working on an app in which I want to show a

ProgressBar
, but I want to replace the default Android
ProgressBar
.

So how can I customize the
ProgressBar
?

Do I need some graphics and animation for that?

I read the following posts but could not get them to work:

Custom Progress bar Android

How to customize progress bar(spinner) in android

Answer

I have described this with code and an example in this blog: Customized Progress Bar In Android

Customizing a ProgressBar requires defining the attribute or properties for the background and progress of your progress bar.

Create an XML file named customprogressbar.xml in your res->drawable folder:

custom_progressbar.xml

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <!-- Define the background properties like color etc -->
    <item android:id="@android:id/background">
    <shape>
        <gradient
                android:startColor="#000001"
                android:centerColor="#0b131e"
                android:centerY="1.0"
                android:endColor="#0d1522"
                android:angle="270"
        />
    </shape>
   </item>

  <!-- Define the progress properties like start color, end color etc -->
  <item android:id="@android:id/progress">
    <clip>
        <shape>
            <gradient
                android:startColor="#007A00"
                android:centerColor="#007A00"
                android:centerY="1.0"
                android:endColor="#06101d"
                android:angle="270"
            />
        </shape>
    </clip>
    </item>
</layer-list> 

Now you need to set the progressDrawable property in customprogressbar.xml (drawable)

You can do this in the XML file or in the Activity (at run time).

Do the following in your XML:

<ProgressBar
    android:id="@+id/progressBar1"
    style="?android:attr/progressBarStyleHorizontal"
    android:progressDrawable="@drawable/custom_progressbar"         
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

At run time do the following

// Get the Drawable custom_progressbar                     
    Drawable draw=res.getDrawable(R.drawable.custom_progressbar);
// set the drawable as progress drawable
    progressBar.setProgressDrawable(draw);

Edit: corrected xml layout

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