How will you create a custom Notification in Android with a custom Layout?

By | September 15, 2012

This sample application does that.

First create an xml for your notification.

custom_notification.xml

[xml]
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:id="@+id/layout"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:padding="10dp" >
<ImageView android:id="@+id/image"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
android:layout_marginRight="10dp" />
<TextView android:id="@+id/title"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_toRightOf="@id/image"
style="Custom Notification Title" />
<TextView android:id="@+id/text"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_toRightOf="@id/image"
android:layout_below="@id/title"
style="Custom Notification Text" />
</RelativeLayout>
[/xml]

Now the java code.

[java]
package com.coderzheaven.customnotification;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.app.Notification;
import android.app.NotificationManager;
import android.app.PendingIntent;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.widget.RemoteViews;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

@SuppressWarnings("deprecation")
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

int icon = R.drawable.ic_launcher;
long when = System.currentTimeMillis();
Notification notification = new Notification(icon, "Custom Notification", when);

NotificationManager mNotificationManager = (NotificationManager)getSystemService(NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);

RemoteViews contentView = new RemoteViews(getPackageName(), R.layout.custom_notification);
contentView.setImageViewResource(R.id.image, R.drawable.ic_launcher);
contentView.setTextViewText(R.id.title, "Custom notification");
contentView.setTextViewText(R.id.text, "This is a custom layout");
notification.contentView = contentView;

Intent notificationIntent = new Intent(this, MainActivity.class);
PendingIntent contentIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(this, 0, notificationIntent, 0);
notification.contentIntent = contentIntent;

notification.flags |= Notification.FLAG_NO_CLEAR; //Do not clear the notification
notification.defaults |= Notification.DEFAULT_LIGHTS; // LED
notification.defaults |= Notification.DEFAULT_VIBRATE; //Vibration
notification.defaults |= Notification.DEFAULT_SOUND; // Sound

mNotificationManager.notify(1, notification);
}

@Override
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.activity_main, menu);
return true;
}
}

[/java]

Custom Notification

5 thoughts on “How will you create a custom Notification in Android with a custom Layout?

  1. Tarun Sharma

    When i try to add more elements in layout(Positive and negative button). they are not visible in notification.
    Why So?

    Reply
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