Pancakes

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Java
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Created
Sep 24, 2015
Updated
Feb 24, 2017
Owner
Matt Logan (mattlogan)
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Matt Logan (mattlogan)
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There are a million other libraries for this use case, and I have no reason to believe this one is the best. This started as a fun experiment and got a bunch of github stars after it got shared through various channels. It works and you're free to use it, but I have no plans for maintaining or improving it.

Pancakes

Pancakes is a View-based navigation stack library for Android. While it does aim to replace some of FragmentManager's functionality, its feature set is not one-to-one with that of FragmentManager, as Views and Fragments are inherently different. Unlike FragmentManager, it also supports the use of Animators for View transitions.

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compile 'me.mattlogan.pancakes:pancakes:4.0.0'

Usage

Create a ViewStack instance with a ViewGroup container and a ViewStackDelegate:

ViewStack viewStack = ViewStack.create(container, delegate);

Add a View to your container by pushing a layout id:

viewStack.push(R.layout.red_view);

Call pop() to go back one View:

viewStack.pop();

Or, use an AnimatorFactory along with pushWithAnimation(int, AnimatorFactory) and popWithAnimation(AnimatorFactory) to add remove a View with a transition animation.

public class CircularReveal implements AnimatorFactory {
    @Override
    public Animator createAnimator(View view) {
        int cx = view.getWidth() / 2;
        int cy = view.getHeight() / 2;

        int finalRadius = Math.max(view.getWidth(), view.getHeight());

        return ViewAnimationUtils.createCircularReveal(view, cx, cy, 0, finalRadius);
    }
}

You can also call peek() to get the View at the top of the navigation stack.

Add a StackChangedListener (or several) if you want to be notified of changes in the navigation stack:

viewStack.addStackChangedListener(listener);

You can also remove individual listeners with removeStackChangedListener(StackChangedListener) or remove all of them with clearStackChangedListeners().

Persist your navigation stack across configuration changes:

@Override
public void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) {
    viewStack.saveToBundle(outState, STACK_TAG);
    super.onSaveInstanceState(outState);
}

Rebuild the stack from a Bundle:

viewStack.rebuildFromBundle(savedInstanceState, STACK_TAG);

Additionally, you may use View.onSaveInstanceState(Bundle) and View.onRestoreInstanceState(Bundle) to save the state of any View in the navigation stack so long as it has an ID.

Finally, implement ViewStackDelegate.finishStack() to take appropriate action when the stack is finished:

@Override
public void finishStack() {
    finish();
}

See the sample app for an example implementation.

Tests

Unit tests located in /library/src/androidTest/

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Matthew Logan

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