Amagi82 Amagi82 - 7 days ago 6
Android Question

CollapsingToolbarLayout setTitle() does not update unless collapsed

With the new Design Library, we're supposed to set the toolbar title on the

CollapsingToolbarLayout
, not the
Toolbar
itself(at least when using the collapsing toolbar). But
setTitle()
only updates the title in the following specific circumstances:

1) When the
CollapsingToolbarLayout
does not have a title yet

2) At the moment the
CollapsingToolbarLayout
becomes fully collapsed

3) At the moment the
CollapsingToolbarLayout
starts to expand

What I'm actually trying to do is make the title become an
EditText
when fully expanded, allowing the user to give his/her character a name, which then displays as the title. I've tried to force the issue by calling
invalidate()
or
requestLayout()
, as well as both of those methods on
CollapsingToolbarLayout
's children. No effect.

Any ideas?

Answer

EDIT: This solution is no longer needed. bug fixed in v22.2.1

I didnt want to just leave links so here is the full solution.

The bug occurs because the code to handle the collapsable title only updates the actual title if the current title is null or the text size has changed. The workaround is to change the title text size and then change it back. I used 0.5 sp so there was not too much of a jump. Changing the text size forces the text to be updated and there is no flicker. just a slight text size change.

This is what I have

private void setCollapsingToolbarLayoutTitle(String title) {
    mCollapsingToolbarLayout.setTitle(title);
    mCollapsingToolbarLayout.setExpandedTitleTextAppearance(R.style.ExpandedAppBar);
    mCollapsingToolbarLayout.setCollapsedTitleTextAppearance(R.style.CollapsedAppBar);
    mCollapsingToolbarLayout.setExpandedTitleTextAppearance(R.style.ExpandedAppBarPlus1);
    mCollapsingToolbarLayout.setCollapsedTitleTextAppearance(R.style.CollapsedAppBarPlus1);
}

in styles.xml I have

<style name="ExpandedAppBar" parent="@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium">
    <item name="android:textSize">28sp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">#000</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">bold</item>
</style>

<style name="CollapsedAppBar" parent="@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium">
    <item name="android:textSize">24sp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">@color/white</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">normal</item>
</style>

<style name="ExpandedAppBarPlus1" parent="@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium">
    <item name="android:textSize">28.5sp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">#000</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">bold</item>
</style>

<style name="CollapsedAppBarPlus1" parent="@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium">
    <item name="android:textSize">24.5sp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">@color/white</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">normal</item>
</style>

Happy Coding.

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