How to create CustomProgressBar in android – Part 3?

By | May 23, 2012

Hello all…

In my previous posts I have shown two methods to create custom progressbar in android.

Check out these tutorials to find out how?

1. How to build a custom progressBar in android- Part 2?
2. Custom progressbar in android with text – part 3

Today in this post I will show you a third method.

Here is the main.xml that contains the progressBar.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical" 
    android:gravity="center">
 
 
        <ProgressBar
            android:id="@+id/progressBar1"
             android:indeterminateDrawable="@drawable/progressbackground1"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
            android:layout_margin="20dp" />
 
        <ProgressBar
            android:id="@+id/progressBar2"
             android:indeterminateDrawable="@drawable/progressbackground2"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
            android:layout_margin="20dp"  />
         
         <ProgressBar
            android:id="@+id/progressBar3"
             android:indeterminateDrawable="@drawable/progressbackground3"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
            android:layout_margin="20dp"  />
            
         <ProgressBar
            android:id="@+id/progressBar4"
             android:indeterminateDrawable="@drawable/progressbackground4"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
            android:layout_margin="20dp"  />
 
</LinearLayout>

Now we will create the “android:indeterminateDrawable” xml that is mentioned in the above xml.

Create 4 xml files inside the res/drawable directory whose names and contents are given below.

Here is the first one. “progressbackground1.xml”

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<animated-rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:drawable="@drawable/progressbar1"
android:pivotX="50%"
android:pivotY="50%" />

progressbackground2.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<animated-rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:drawable="@drawable/progressbar2"
android:pivotX="50%"
android:pivotY="50%" />

progressbackground3.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<animated-rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:drawable="@drawable/progressbar3"
android:pivotX="50%"
android:pivotY="50%" />

progressbackground4.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<animated-rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:drawable="@drawable/progressbar4"
android:pivotX="50%"
android:pivotY="50%" />

I have four drawable images inside my res/drawable folder.

progressbar

progressbar

progressbar

progressbar

Running it will produce the below result.

Progressbar android

Please leave your valuable comments on this post.

Download the complete java source code from here.

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