TextLayoutBuilder

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Language
Java
Version
1.5.0 (Jul 2, 2019)
Created
Nov 2, 2016
Updated
Jul 2, 2019
Owner
Facebook (facebook)
Contributors
xiphirx
sriramramani
Pascal Hartig (passy)
sjkirby
dsyang
jaegs
muraziz
Abhilash Mishra (mishrabhilash)
coreywu
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TextLayoutBuilder

Build text Layouts easily on Android.

Features

  • Create text Layouts easily.
  • Reuse builders to create similarly styled Layouts.
  • Cache Layouts of commonly used strings.
  • Improve performance by warming up the FreeType cache.

Download

If using Gradle, add this to your build.gradle:

compile 'com.facebook.fbui.textlayoutbuilder:textlayoutbuilder:1.5.0'

or, if using Maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>com.facebook.fbui.textlayoutbuilder</groupId>
  <artifactId>textlayoutbuilder</artifactId>
  <version>1.5.0</version>
  <type>aar</type>
</dependency>

Usage

  1. Set the properties on the TextLayoutBuilder:
TextLayoutBuilder builder = new TextLayoutBuilder()
    .setText("TextLayoutBuilder makes life easy")
    .setTextColor(Color.BLUE)
    .setWidth(400 /*, MEASURE_MODE_EXACTLY */);
  1. Call build() on the builder to get a Layout:
Layout layout = builder.build();
  1. Use the Layout in your code:
public class CustomView extends View {
    private Layout layout;

    public CustomView(Context context) {
        super(context);
    }

    public void setLayout(Layout layout) {
        this.layout = layout;
    }

    @Override
    protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) {
        super.onDraw(canvas);

        // Draw the layout.
        layout.draw(canvas);
    }
}

Additional Usage

  1. Cache the layouts for commonly used strings by turning on caching in the TextLayoutBuilder.
textLayoutBuilder.setShouldCacheLayout(true);
  1. Glyph warming provides significant performance boost for large blurbs of text. Turn this on and pass in a GlyphWarmer for the TextLayoutBuilder.
textLayoutBuilder
    .setShouldWarmText(true)
    .setGlyphWarmer(new GlyphWarmerImpl());
  1. Import a style defined in XML into a TextLayoutBuilder object.
ResourceTextLayoutHelper.updateFromStyleResource(
    textLayoutBuilder, // builder object
    context,           // Activity context
    resId);            // style resource id

License

TextLayoutBuilder is Apache-2-licensed.