ChatMessageView

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Language
Java
Version
v1.0.2 (Sep 10, 2015)
Created
Sep 6, 2015
Updated
Oct 25, 2017 (Retired)
Owner
Himanshu Soni (himanshu-soni)
Contributors
Tobias Preuss (johnjohndoe)
Huqiu Liao (liaohuqiu)
Laurent Meyer (lolobosse)
Himanshu Soni (himanshu-soni)
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ChatMessageView

ChatMessageView helps you to create chat message view quickly like a typical chatting application. Its a container view, so you can add any type of message such as TextView or any customize TextView, ImageView, etc.

Features

  1. Can have any child inside of it.
  2. You can change color of ChatMessageView normal and pressed.
  3. Adjustable arrow position (top, bottom, left, right)
  4. Adjustable arrow gravity (start, end, center)
  5. Chat view without arrow

Sample Screen

Installation

add gradle dependency to your dependency list:

dependencies {
 compile 'me.himanshusoni.chatmessageview:chat-message-view:1.0.7'
}

Use

  1. Include ChatMessageView in your xml of adapter view with content inside.
<me.himanshusoni.chatmessageview.ChatMessageView
 xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    app:cmv_backgroundColor="#88BABABA"
    app:cmv_backgroundColorPressed="#FFBABABA"
    app:cmv_cornerRadius="3dp" >

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/text"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Hello" />

        <!-- ... -->

</me.himanshusoni.chatmessageview.ChatMessageView>

Customization

Attributes:

app:cmv_arrowGravity="start|end|center"
app:cmv_arrowPosition="right|left|top|bottom"
app:cmv_arrowMargin="3dp"
app:cmv_contentPadding="10dp"
app:cmv_backgroundColor="#88BABABA"
app:cmv_backgroundColorPressed="#FFBABABA"
app:cmv_cornerRadius="3dp"
app:cmv_showArrow="true|false"

Description:

  • cmv_arrowGravity controls relative position of arrow. possible values are start,end and center. default is left.
  • cmv_arrowPosition controls poition of the arrow outside the box. possible values are right,left,top and bottom. default is left.
  • cmv_arrowMargin controls margin of arrow. If cmv_arrowPosition is left or right it controls top and bottom margin. else it controls left and right margin.
  • cmv_contentPadding adjusts padding of content within the box.
  • cmv_backgroundColor sets background color of ChatMessageView in normal mode including arrow.
  • cmv_backgroundColorPressed sets background color of ChatMessageView in pressed mode including arrow.
  • cmv_cornerRadius sets corner radius of the box.
  • cmv_showArrow shows / hides arrow from ChatMessageView.

developed to make programming easy.

by Himanshu Soni (himanshusoni.me@gmail.com)