After the summer holidays I ‘m publishing the next major version of the android-square-progressbar library. This isn’t actually a really big major version to the library itself, but the example application has changed very much. I’m now using the Navigation Drawer (https://developer.android.com/design/patterns/navigation-drawer.html) and a new Holo-Theme.
With the navigation drawer I was able to move all the customisation things to another layer which is still easy to access. In the Navigation Drawer you can now choose the colour, activate the new opacity style, choose another image or visit the github page right from the app.
The Navigation Drawer is really easy to use and I created a small repository on Github where I’m hosting a basic version of an application which already contains a full configured Navigation Drawer. It still needs some fine tuning, so maybe check it out here later this month: BaseNavigationDrawer (GitHub). I will use this in future projects with Navigation Drawer’s.
The only thing I miss is the possibility to set a Style (like android.R.style.Theme_Holo_Light) to it. I haven’t found a possibility to do this. But I think this is supposed to be so, as you shouldn’t but any form widgets in there like CheckBoxes or Buttons.
This is now the second application where I am using the Navigation Drawer as the main navigation possibility and I can only recommend it. The other one was the “Current and Voltage” application here.
Back to the new things the library can do now. As you see in the next image you can now activate the opacity. This will let the image disappear if the progress is 0, but I will appear more and more when the progress gets higher. When it reaches 100% then the images is shown normally. This can be a nice way to display the progress even more.
You can set the opacity to the squareProgressBar with the following command:
The road ahead
This is now the 4th update of the library and I want to bring a next one to you in september. I want to focus on these things:
- Handling of bigger images
- Some progressbar features
If you have any ideas of how I can improve the library, just comment or message me.
You can find the application and the source here: