Creating a custom Sliding GalleryView with Paging in android

By | June 28, 2012

This is a simple example showing A sliding Gallery in android. This example shows a sliding gallery with a paging Control and a changing page text which also indicate the page change.

Create a new project named “SlidingGallery” and copy this code into “SlidingGalleryDemo.java“.
My Activity name is “SlidingGalleryDemo.java” here.

package com.coderzheaven.pack;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.util.DisplayMetrics;
import android.view.Gravity;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.BaseAdapter;
import android.widget.Gallery;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemClickListener;

public class SlidingGalleryDemo extends Activity {
	
	Gallery ga;
	int width, height;
	LinearLayout linear;
	LinearLayout layout;
	Integer[] pics = {
			R.drawable.android_1,
			R.drawable.android_2,
    		R.drawable.android_3,
    		R.drawable.android_4,
    		R.drawable.android_5   
    };
	ImageView paging;
	
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    	 super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
	     setContentView(R.layout.threemenu);
	     
	     layout = (LinearLayout) findViewById(R.id.imageLayout1);
	        
	     DisplayMetrics displaymetrics = new DisplayMetrics();
	     getWindowManager().getDefaultDisplay().getMetrics(displaymetrics);
	     width = displaymetrics.heightPixels;
	     height = displaymetrics.widthPixels;
			
	     for(int i=0; i<pics.length; i++)
         {
          	paging = new ImageView(this);
        	paging.setId(i);
        	paging.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.unsel);
        	layout.addView(paging);
         }
	     
	     ga = (Gallery)findViewById(R.id.thisgallery);
	     ga.setAdapter(new ImageAdapter(this));
	     
	     ga.setOnItemClickListener(new OnItemClickListener() {
				public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> arg0, View arg1, int arg2,long arg3) 
				{					
					System.out.println("SELECTED : " + arg2);
				}	        	
	        });
    }

    public class ImageAdapter extends BaseAdapter {

    	private Context ctx;
    	int imageBackground;
    	int pre=-1;
    	public ImageAdapter(Context c) {
			ctx = c;
		}

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

    	public View getView(int arg0, View convertView, ViewGroup arg2) {

		     ImageView iv;
		     LinearLayout layoutnew = new LinearLayout(getApplicationContext());            
		     layoutnew.setOrientation(LinearLayout.VERTICAL);
		        
             if (convertView == null) 
             {
            	iv = new ImageView(ctx);
            	iv.setImageResource(pics[arg0]);
     			iv.setScaleType(ImageView.ScaleType.FIT_XY);
     			int temp =(int) (height/1.7f);
     			int temp_y = (int) ((3*temp)/2.0f);
     			iv.setLayoutParams(new Gallery.LayoutParams(temp,temp_y));
     			iv.setBackgroundResource(imageBackground);
             }
             else
             {
            	iv = (ImageView) convertView;
             }
             TextView tv = new TextView(ctx);
 			 tv.setText("Page " + (arg0+1));
 			 tv.setTextColor(0xFFFFFFFF);
 			 tv.setPadding(0, 15, 0, 0);
 		     tv.setTextSize(18);
 			 tv.setGravity(Gravity.CENTER); 
			 layoutnew.addView(iv);
			 layoutnew.addView(tv);
    		
    		return layoutnew;
    	}

		@Override
		public Object getItem(int position) {
			return null;
		}

		@Override
		public long getItemId(int position) {
			if(pre !=-1)
    		{
    			ImageView img = (ImageView) findViewById(pre);
    			img.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.unsel);
    		}
    		ImageView img1 = (ImageView) findViewById(position);
    		img1.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.sel);
    		this.pre = position;
    		return position;
		}
    }
}

Now create a new class and name it “GalleryCustom.java” which extends “Gallery” and copy this code into it.

package com.coderzheaven.pack;

import android.content.Context;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.widget.Gallery;

public class GalleryCustom extends Gallery {

    public GalleryCustom(Context ctx, AttributeSet attrSet) 
    {
        super(ctx,attrSet);
    }

    @SuppressWarnings("unused")
	private boolean isScrollingLeft(MotionEvent e1, MotionEvent e2)
    { 
           return e2.getX() > e1.getX(); 
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onFling(MotionEvent e1, MotionEvent e2, float velocityX, float velocityY){
      return true;  
    }
}

Now we will create the layout for the page. Copy this code to the main.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:keepScreenOn="true"  
    android:background="@drawable/Hotpink">
    
    <LinearLayout 
	    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
	    android:id="@+id/imageLayout1"
	    android:layout_marginBottom="5dip"
	    android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
	    android:gravity="center_horizontal|center_vertical"
	    android:orientation="horizontal"
	    android:layout_height="wrap_content">  
	 </LinearLayout>
	 
	<LinearLayout 
	    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
	    android:id="@+id/imageLayout"
	    android:gravity="center"
	    android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
	    android:layout_above="@+id/imageLayout"
	    android:layout_height="fill_parent" >
    
		<com.coderzheaven.pack.GalleryCustom
		    android:id="@+id/thisgallery"
		    android:spacing="60dip"
		    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
		    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
		    
    </LinearLayout>
    
</RelativeLayout>

OK Its done. Now run the project and see the result.

Gallery 1

Gallery 1

Gallery 1

Gallery 1

Gallery 1

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5 thoughts on “Creating a custom Sliding GalleryView with Paging in android

  1. SRIDHAR VAKKAPATLA

    That means the images which are in drawable folder of this project

    Reply
  2. SRIDHAR VAKKAPATLA

    Please help me how to convert the above code to change images automatically with in a time period. I am a beginner of android.

    thank you

    Reply
  3. amin

    Gallery is now depricated.how can i your code for Android 4.2?

    tanks,
    amin

    Reply

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