BetterSpinner

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Language
Java
Version
1.1.0 (Apr 29, 2015)
Created
Mar 24, 2015
Updated
Mar 6, 2018 (Retired)
Owner
Wei Wang (Lesilva)
Contributors
Douglas Nassif Roma Junior (douglasjunior)
Michael Basil (intrications)
Wei Wang (Lesilva)
patheticcockroach
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![Banner](./screenshot/BetterSpinner Banner.jpg)

BetterSpinner

If you like developing Android, you must "hate" Spinners. I had countless issues with Spinners and I decided to make a new one. BetterSpinner is using AutoCompleteTextView to do what a Spinner really should do.

Screenshots

Examples

The demo is a showcase of the functionality of the library.

Or

Download the APK file here: BetterSpinner.Demo-1.1.0.apk

Usage

BetterSpinner can be used just like AutoCompleteTextView.

ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,
                 android.R.layout.simple_dropdown_item_1line, COUNTRIES);
         BetterSpinner textView = (BetterSpinner)
                 findViewById(R.id.countries_list);
         textView.setAdapter(adapter);
     }

     private static final String[] COUNTRIES = new String[] {
         "Belgium", "France", "Italy", "Germany", "Spain"
     };

or you can also store you arrays in arrays.xml and do something like this in your code

String[] COUNTRIES = getResources().getStringArray(R.array.countries_list);

For usage of MaterialEditText 2.0.3, check it out here

If you want to use material style AutoCompleteTextView, simply replace BetterSpinner with MaterialBetterSpinner.

Download

BetterSpinner is now pushed to Maven Central as an AAR, so you just need to add the following dependency to your build.gradle. gradle:

For normal look use (BetterSpinner):

compile 'com.weiwangcn.betterspinner:library:1.1.0'

If you have appcompat-v7 in your dependencies make sure to exclude it :

compile ('com.weiwangcn.betterspinner:library:1.1.0') {
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'appcompat-v7'
}

For material look use (MaterrialBetterSpinner):

compile 'com.weiwangcn.betterspinner:library-material:1.1.0'

If you have appcompat-v7 and MaterialEditText in your dependencies make sure to exclude them :

compile ('com.weiwangcn.betterspinner:library-material:1.1.0') {
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'appcompat-v7'
    exclude group: 'com.rengwuxian.materialedittext', module: 'library'
}

Note: library-material has included MaterialEditText 2.0.3.

Acknowledgements

Thanks my girlfriend Wanrong(wt263@msstate.edu) for the app icon :)

Thanks Matt for his inspiration

MaterialEditText

License

Copyright 2015 Wei Wang

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.