AnimatedEditText

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Java
Version
release/v0.0.7 (Apr 17, 2016)
Created
Mar 18, 2016
Updated
Oct 13, 2018
Owner
Ali Muzaffar (alphamu)
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Ali Muzaffar (alphamu)
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AnimatedEditText for Android

This repository contains AnimatedEditText and TextDrawable all of which extend the behaviour of EditText and implement features that are otherwise not available.

NOTE: PinEntryEditText has been moved to it's own repo on GitHub.

Features

AnimatedEditText

  • Text animates in as typed (4 animations available).
  • Text animates out when cleared using setText(null) or setText("").
  • Smooth forward movement of cursor (API 16+).
  • Smooth backward movement of cursor when clear is called (API 16+, see known issues).
  • Lets you specify any character to be used as a mask for input.

PinEntryEditText

PinEntryEditText has been moved to it's own repo on GitHub.

Others

  • TextDrawable which allows you to set and use text as a drawable.

Usage

Below is a fast guide to getting started. However, if you need to read about these widgets in details. Read more about AnimatedEditText, PinEntryEditText, TextDrawable.

STEP-1

Gradle

If using Jetpack use version

dependencies {
    implementation ('com.alimuzaffar.lib:animated-edit-text:2.0.2') {
        // Exclude is only needed if you already have the library
        // mentioned below as a dependency in your app
        exclude group: 'androidx.appcompat', module: 'appcompat'
    }
}

If not using Jetpack use version 1.x

dependencies {
    implementation ('com.alimuzaffar.lib:animated-edit-text:1.2.3') {
        // Exclude is only needed if you already have the library
        // mentioned below as a dependency in your app
        exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'appcompat-v7'
    }
}

Note: You don't need to exclude all the support groups. However, it's a good idea to do this as your code is likely to use a different version from the library.

STEP-2

Setup AnimatedTextView and PinEntryView in your layout

<com.alimuzaffar.lib.widgets.AnimatedEditText
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:hint="Animate pop in"
    android:inputType="textNoSuggestions" //recommended when typing text to avoid autocomplete.
    app:animationType="popIn|fromBottom|fromRight|fromMiddle|none" //Optional, default popIn
    app:animateCursor="true|false" //Optional, default true
    app:animateTextClear="true|false" /> //Optional, default true

Use in your code

Use in your code like you would use a regular EditText

EditText regular = (AnimatedEditText) findViewById(R.id.txt_regular);
if (regular != null) {
    String input = regular.getText().toString();
}

Effects :

  1. PopIn (default)
  2. Bottom Up
  3. In from right
  4. In from middle

Demo

Pop-in animation

Bottom Up Animations

In from right

In from middle

You can see a YouTube video of all the animations here: YouTube video

Issues :

  • Only works for single line input, the second the line has to wrap, the animation breaks.
  • Animation will work best if android:inputType="textNoSuggestions" is set.
  • Animations are only triggered when adding to the end of the string.
  • Only android:gravity="left|right|center_horizontal" is supported.
  • Smooth back movement of cursor when text is cleared doesn't work too well for android:gravity="center_horizontal"
  • No RTL language support.
  • Animate in from middle doesn't work properly except from android:gravity="left"
  • Not all features of EditText will work
  • Using some Unicode characters as masks causes the cursor to lose position. If this happens, I recommend setting cursor visibility to false or setting textPassword or numberPassword as the input type for the fields which improves the situation but doesn't really solve it in all cases.

License

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
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