Stefano Vuerich Stefano Vuerich - 1 year ago 94
Android Question

Disable DrawerLayout's scrim touch gesture

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I need to disable touch gesture on the scrim (the red highlighted part). I want to dismiss the drawer only with the swipe.

The issue is that when the drawer layout is open and I need to select an element from the ListView below the red highlighted part, what's happend is that the drawer get closed and only at this point I can select an element from the ListView.

I need to select the element from the ListView directly, also when the Drawer is opened

Answer Source

You have to create custom drawer for that like this

public class CustomDrawer extends DrawerLayout {

    public CustomDrawer(Context context) {


    public CustomDrawer(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyle);


    public CustomDrawer(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);


    public boolean onInterceptTouchEvent(MotionEvent event) {
            if(event.getX() > getChildAt(1).getWidth()){
                return false;
        return super.onInterceptTouchEvent(event);


Note : getChildAt(1) should be that child to whom you have given gravity as "start" and whose width determines the width of opening drawer.

I hope this should solve your problem