Floating Action Button Speed Dial

Floating Action Button Speed Dial

Android library providing an implementation of the Material Design Floating Action Button Speed Dial.


  • MinSdk 14
  • Highly customizable (label, icon, ripple, fab and label background colors, themes support)
  • Same animations as in Inbox by Gmail
  • Option to have different icons for open/close state
  • Optional overlay/touch guard layout
  • Support for bottom, left and right menu expansion (left and right have no labels)
  • Out-of-the box support for Snackbar behavior
  • Optional support for RecyclerView and NestedScrollView behavior
  • Support for VectorDrawable
  • Easy to use

Development status

Check the Waffle.io board.

How to use

Gradle setup

Official releases

The library is available on Jcenter so no additonal repository is required.

Dependencies entry (latest version on Jcenter ):

implementation "com.leinardi.android:speed-dial:2.0.1"

Snapshots (development branch)

You can use JitPack to test the latest master (remember that master is the development branch and can be unstable or completely broken).

Add the JitPack repository to your build file:

maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }

Add the dependency

implementation 'com.github.leinardi:FloatingActionButtonSpeedDial:master-SNAPSHOT'

Basic use


Add the SpeedDialView to your layout:

    app:sdMainFabClosedSrc="@drawable/ic_add_white_24dp" />

Action items

Add the items to the SpeedDialView:

SpeedDialView speedDialView = findViewById(R.id.speedDial);
        new SpeedDialActionItem.Builder(R.id.fab_link, R.drawable.ic_link_white_24dp)

If the color customization is not requested, it is also possible to inflate the Action items form a Menu Resource:


Only the attributes android:id, android:icon and android:title are supported.

Click listeners

Add the click listeners:

speedDialView.setOnActionSelectedListener(new SpeedDialView.OnActionSelectedListener() {
    public boolean onActionSelected(SpeedDialActionItem speedDialActionItem) {
        switch (speedDialActionItem.getId()) {
            case R.id.fab_link:
                showToast("Link action clicked!");
                return false; // true to keep the Speed Dial open
                return false;

Optional steps

Add the main action click listener

speedDialView.setOnChangeListener(new SpeedDialView.OnChangeListener() {
    public void onMainActionSelected() {
        // Call your main action here
        return false; // true to keep the Speed Dial open

    public void onToggleChanged(boolean isOpen) {
        Log.d(TAG, "Speed dial toggle state changed. Open = " + isOpen);

Customizing the items

The SpeedDialActionItem.Builder provides several setters to customize the aspect of one item:

        new SpeedDialActionItem.Builder(R.id.fab_custom_color, R.drawable.ic_custom_color)
                .setFabBackgroundColor(ResourcesCompat.getColor(getResources(), R.color.material_white_1000, getTheme()))
                .setFabImageTintColor(ResourcesCompat.getColor(getResources(), R.color.inbox_primary, getTheme()))
                .setLabelBackgroundColor(ResourcesCompat.getColor(getResources(), R.color.inbox_primary, getTheme()))

Is is also possible to specify a theme to easily change the FAB background and ripple effect color:

        new SpeedDialActionItem.Builder(R.id.fab_custom_theme, R.drawable.ic_theme_white_24dp)
<style name="AppTheme.Purple" parent="AppTheme">
    <item name="colorPrimary">@color/material_purple_500</item>
    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/material_purple_700</item>
    <item name="colorAccent">@color/material_purple_a700</item>
    <item name="colorControlHighlight">@color/material_purple_200</item>

Adding an overlay/touch guard when the menu is open (like Inbox by Gmail)

You simply need to add the SpeedDialOverlayLayout to your layout:

    android:layout_height="match_parent" />

and then provide the instance of that layout to the SpeedDialView:

    app:sdOverlayLayout="@id/overlay" />


SpeedDialOverlayLayout overlayLayout = findViewById(R.id.overlay);

Hiding the FAB when scrolling a RecyclerView or a NestedScrollView

Just apply the ScrollingViewSnackbarBehavior to the SpeedDialView. This can be done via XML using the convenience string resource @string/speeddial_scrolling_view_snackbar_behavior:

    app:layout_behavior="@string/speeddial_scrolling_view_snackbar_behavior" />

Or programmatically:

CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams params = (CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams) speedDialView.getLayoutParams();
params.setBehavior(new SpeedDialView.ScrollingViewSnackbarBehavior());

NB: for the behaviors to work, SpeedDialView needs to be a direct child of CoordinatorLayout

Disabling SnackbarBehavior

Since the SnackbarBehavior is enabled by default and, afaik, it is not possible to remove a Behavior, simply use apply the SpeedDialView.NoBehavior instead:

CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams params = (CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams) speedDialView.getLayoutParams();
params.setBehavior(new SpeedDialView.NoBehavior());

Sample project

A fully working example is available here.




Sample app


API 27, API 16, bottom and left expansion


How can I create a new resource ID, required by the SpeedDialActionItem.Builder?

It can be done in XML using the <item type="id" />:

    <item name="fab_action1" type="id" />
    <item name="fab_action2" type="id" />
    <item name="fab_action3" type="id" />
    <item name="fab_action4" type="id" />

How can I change the maximum length of the label?

You can set a different value for the max length of the label overriding sd_label_max_width:

<dimen name="sd_label_max_width">240dp</dimen>

More info here.

How can I change the color of the overlay / touch guard layout?

The color of the SpeedDialOverlayLayout can be changed simply using the android:background attribute or, programmatically, using the equivalent setter like any other view.

How can I prevent the overlay / touch guard layout from going over the Toolbar inside a CoordinatorLayout?

It can be done using the attribute app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior":

    app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior" />


See the CHANGELOG.md


This project is based on floating-action-menu by ArthurGhazaryan.


Copyright 2018 Roberto Leinardi.

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