Joel Lara Joel Lara - 6 months ago 536
Android Question

How do I change a tab background color when using TabLayout?

This is my code in the main activity
public class FilterActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_filter);

// Get the ViewPager and set it's PagerAdapter so that it can display items
ViewPager viewPager = (ViewPager) findViewById(R.id.viewpager);
PageAdapter pageAdapter = new PageAdapter(getSupportFragmentManager(), FilterActivity.this);
viewPager.setAdapter(pageAdapter);

// Give the TabLayout the ViewPager
final TabLayout tabLayout = (TabLayout) findViewById(R.id.sliding_tabs);
tabLayout.setupWithViewPager(viewPager);



}


}

And this is my code in the XML

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:orientation="vertical">
<include
android:id="@+id/app_bar"
layout="@layout/app_bar">
</include>
<android.support.design.widget.TabLayout
android:id="@+id/sliding_tabs"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
style="@style/MyCustomTabLayout"
android:layout_height="48dp"
/>

<android.support.v4.view.ViewPager
android:id="@+id/viewpager"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="0px"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:background="@android:color/white" />

</LinearLayout>


I want to change the background color of one tab when it's selected

Answer

What finally worked for me is similar to what @如果我是DJ suggested, but the tabBackground should be in the layout file and not inside the style, so it looks like:

res/layout/somefile.xml:

<android.support.design.widget.TabLayout
    ....
    app:tabBackground="@drawable/tab_color_selector"
    ...
    />

and the selector res/drawable/tab_color_selector.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:drawable="@color/tab_background_selected" android:state_selected="true"/>
    <item android:drawable="@color/tab_background_unselected"/>
</selector>
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