Android-ActionItemBadge

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Language
Java
Version
v3.3.2 (Oct 28, 2017)
Created
Jul 23, 2014
Updated
Oct 28, 2017
Owner
Mike Penz (mikepenz)
Contributors
Mike Penz (mikepenz)
mohamedmenasy
gitter-badger
tral
CedrickFlocon
danprado
snkashis
brianjd
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Android-ActionItemBadge

ActionItemBadge is a library which offers a simple and easy to use method to add a badge to your action item!

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Include in your project

Using Maven

The ActionItemBadge Library is pushed to [Maven Central], so you just need to add the following dependency to your build.gradle.

dependencies {
 implementation 'com.mikepenz:actionitembadge:3.3.2@aar'

 //SUB-DEPENDENCIES
 //Android-Iconics - used to provide an easy API for icons 
 implementation 'com.mikepenz:iconics-core:{latestVersion}@aar'

 //appcompat
 implementation "com.android.support:appcompat-v7:${supportLibVersion}"
}

Additional dependency for the icon font

If you are going to use the icon font you will have to add additional dependency for the font. You can find all available addons here: https://github.com/mikepenz/Android-Iconics#2-choose-your-desired-fonts

UPGRADE NOTES

< 3.0.0

  • If you come from a version prior 3.0.0 you will have to rename some classes, and the default styles also found a new place. Just check out the updated sample app for all the changes.

Usage

menu.xml

Create your menu.xml as you would do normally and add the app:actionLayout param. It is also a good idea to set showAsAction="always" (The badge can only be shown in the actionbar)

<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
      xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
      xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto">
    <item
        android:id="@+id/item_samplebadge"
        app:actionLayout="@layout/menu_action_item_badge"
        app:showAsAction="always"
        android:title="@string/sample_1"/>
</menu>

Activity

Override the onCreateOptionsMenu method

 @Override
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);

     //you can add some logic (hide it if the count == 0)
        if (badgeCount > 0) {
            ActionItemBadge.update(this, menu.findItem(R.id.item_samplebadge), FontAwesome.Icon.faw_android, ActionItemBadge.BadgeStyles.DARK_GREY, badgeCount);
        } else {
            ActionItemBadge.hide(menu.findItem(R.id.item_samplebadge));
        }

     //If you want to add your ActionItem programmatically you can do this too. You do the following:
        new ActionItemBadgeAdder().act(this).menu(menu).title(R.string.sample_2).itemDetails(0, SAMPLE2_ID, 1).showAsAction(MenuItem.SHOW_AS_ACTION_ALWAYS).add(bigStyle, 1);
        return super.onCreateOptionsMenu(menu);
    }

If you want to update the item itself you can do the required stuff in the onOptionsItemSelected method and call invalidateOptionsMenu() afterwards.

    @Override
    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        int id = item.getItemId();
        if (id == R.id.item_samplebadge) {
            Toast.makeText(this, R.string.sample_3, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
            badgeCount--;
            ActionItemBadge.update(item, badgeCount);
            return true;
        } else if (id == SAMPLE2_ID) {
            Toast.makeText(this, R.string.sample_4, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        }
        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
    }

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License

Copyright 2017 Mike Penz

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

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distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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