FloatingHints

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Java
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Created
Jun 14, 2014
Updated
Jun 17, 2014 (Retired)
Owner
David González (malmstein)
Contributor
David González (malmstein)
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FloatingHints

Custom implementation of the Floating Label pattern.

Customize the animation used to show and hide the label via XML

Introduced in a series of posts about Forms in Android

Dependencies

To get the current snapshot version:

buildscript {
    repositories {    
        mavenCentral()        
        maven {        
            url "https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/snapshots/"            
        }        
    }    
    dependencies {    
        classpath 'com.malmstein:floatinghints:0.0.1-SNAPSHOT'        
    }    
}

Usage

  <com.malmstein.floatinghints.FloatingHintEditTextLayout
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    app:floatLayoutInAnimation="@anim/abc_fade_in"
    app:floatLayoutOutAnimation="@anim/abc_fade_out"
    app:floatLayoutTextAppearance="@style/FloatLabel.Label">

    <EditText
      style="@style/FloatLabel.Form.Text"
      android:id="@+id/float_login_email"
      android:layout_width="match_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:hint="@string/hint_email"
      android:inputType="textEmailAddress" />

  </com.malmstein.floatinghints.FloatingHintEditTextLayout>

Styling

You can use your own styiling for the EditText, in addition to this there are some attributes that can be edited from the FloatingLayout

 <declare-styleable name="FloatingHintEditTextLayout">
    <attr name="floatingHintTextAppearance" format="reference" />
    <attr name="floatingHintSidePadding" format="reference|dimension" />
    <attr name="floatingHintInAnimation" format="reference" />
    <attr name="floatingHintOutAnimation" format="reference" />
  </declare-styleable>

By modifying the floatingHintInAnimation and floatingHintOutAnimation one can set the custom animation that will make the floating label to appear and dissappear.

Acknowledgements

  • Thanks to Chris Banes for the initial implementation.
  • Thanks to Cyril Mottier for starting the debate on App Polishing.
  • Thanks to Matt D. Smith for the iOS implementation posted on Dribble
  • Thanks to Brad Frost Ling for the post introducing the Float Label Pattern.

License

Copyright 2014 David Gonzalez

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.
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