How to use ImageSwitcher in Android?

By | May 12, 2013

You can read more about ImageSwitcher here

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/ImageSwitcher.html

ImageSwitcher1

ImageSwitcher1

Click on the link below to download the code.

This is the layout that contains the ImageSwitcher

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" >

    <ImageSwitcher
        android:id="@+id/switcher"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:layout_alignParentTop="true" />

    <Gallery
        android:id="@+id/gallery"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="60dp"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:background="#55000000"
        android:gravity="center_vertical"
        android:spacing="16dp" />

</RelativeLayout>

What we will do is we will load some images into the Gallery and then load each image into the ImageSwitcher on clicking on each item in the Gallery.
Here is the java class that does it.

package com.example.imageswitcherdemo;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.view.Window;
import android.view.animation.AnimationUtils;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.BaseAdapter;
import android.widget.Gallery;
import android.widget.Gallery.LayoutParams;
import android.widget.ImageSwitcher;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.ViewSwitcher;

@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
public class MainActivity extends Activity implements
		AdapterView.OnItemSelectedListener, ViewSwitcher.ViewFactory {

	@Override
	public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
		requestWindowFeature(Window.FEATURE_NO_TITLE);

		setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

		mSwitcher = (ImageSwitcher) findViewById(R.id.switcher);
		mSwitcher.setFactory(this);
		mSwitcher.setInAnimation(AnimationUtils.loadAnimation(this,
				android.R.anim.fade_in));
		mSwitcher.setOutAnimation(AnimationUtils.loadAnimation(this,
				android.R.anim.fade_out));

		Gallery g = (Gallery) findViewById(R.id.gallery);
		g.setAdapter(new ImageAdapter(this));
		g.setOnItemSelectedListener(this);
	}

	public void onItemSelected(AdapterView<?> parent, View v, int position,
			long id) {
		mSwitcher.setImageResource(mImageIds[position]);
	}

	public void onNothingSelected(AdapterView<?> parent) {
	}

	public View makeView() {
		ImageView i = new ImageView(this);
		i.setBackgroundColor(0xFF000000);
		i.setScaleType(ImageView.ScaleType.FIT_CENTER);
		i.setLayoutParams(new ImageSwitcher.LayoutParams(
				LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT, LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT));
		return i;
	}

	private ImageSwitcher mSwitcher;

	public class ImageAdapter extends BaseAdapter {
		public ImageAdapter(Context c) {
			mContext = c;
		}

		public int getCount() {
			return mThumbIds.length;
		}

		public Object getItem(int position) {
			return position;
		}

		public long getItemId(int position) {
			return position;
		}

		public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
			ImageView i = new ImageView(mContext);

			i.setImageResource(mThumbIds[position]);
			i.setAdjustViewBounds(true);
			i.setLayoutParams(new Gallery.LayoutParams(
					LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT, LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));
			i.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.picture_frame);
			return i;
		}

		private Context mContext;

	}

	private Integer[] mThumbIds = { R.drawable.sample_thumb_0,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_1, R.drawable.sample_thumb_2,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_3, R.drawable.sample_thumb_4,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_5, R.drawable.sample_thumb_6,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_7 };

	private Integer[] mImageIds = { R.drawable.sample_0, R.drawable.sample_1,
			R.drawable.sample_2, R.drawable.sample_3, R.drawable.sample_4,
			R.drawable.sample_5, R.drawable.sample_6, R.drawable.sample_7 };

}

Make sure you have all these resources in the drawable folder

private Integer[] mThumbIds = { R.drawable.sample_thumb_0,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_1, R.drawable.sample_thumb_2,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_3, R.drawable.sample_thumb_4,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_5, R.drawable.sample_thumb_6,
			R.drawable.sample_thumb_7 };

	private Integer[] mImageIds = { R.drawable.sample_0, R.drawable.sample_1,
			R.drawable.sample_2, R.drawable.sample_3, R.drawable.sample_4,
			R.drawable.sample_5, R.drawable.sample_6, R.drawable.sample_7 };

You can download the complete java source code from here

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