Mathbl Mathbl - 5 months ago 665
Android Question

Android toolbar center title and custom font

I'm trying to figure out the right way to use a custom font for the toolbar title, and center it in the toolbar (client requirement).

At the moment, i'm using the good old ActionBar, and I was setting the title to empty value, and using setCustomView to put my custom font TextView and center it using ActionBar.LayoutParams.

Is there a better way to do that? Using the new Toolbar as my ActionBar.

Thanks!

Answer

To use a custom title in your Toolbar all you need to do is remember is that Toolbar is just a fancy ViewGroup so you can add a custom title like so:

<android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
    android:id="@+id/toolbar_top"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:minHeight="?attr/actionBarSize"
    android:background="@color/action_bar_bkgnd"
    app:theme="@style/ToolBarTheme" >


     <TextView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Toolbar Title"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:id="@+id/toolbar_title" />


    </android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar>

This means that you can style the TextView however you would like because it's just a regular TextView. So in your activity you can access the title like so:

Toolbar toolbarTop = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar_top);
TextView mTitle = (TextView) toolbarTop.findViewById(R.id.toolbar_title);