Chessboard Editor

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Language
Kotlin
Version
v1.0.2 (Sep 24, 2019)
Created
Sep 23, 2019
Updated
Oct 2, 2019
Owner
Bakken & Bæck (bakkenbaeck)
Contributors
Colin Dodd (csdodd)
josephbnb
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Chess Board Editor

A component that allows you to freely place and move pieces on a chess board.

To include this library in your project:

Step 1 - Add the JitPack repository to your root build.gradle, at the end of repositories:

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

Step 2 - Add the dependency to your sub build.gradle:

dependencies {
        implementation 'com.github.bakkenbaeck:chessboardeditor:v1.0.2'
}

How to use:

Currently the board view can be initialized with any valid FEN string using the ChessBoardView::setFen() method. Call the ChessBoardView::getFen() method anytime to return the current board setup in FEN representation (more info on FEN).

Here's an example on how to load a chess board with the default starting setup:

Step 1 - Add this layout to your xml layout file:

<no.bakkenbaeck.chessboardeditor.view.board.ChessBoardView
            android:id="@+id/chessBoard"
            .../>

Step 2 - Call ChessBoardView::setFen() in onViewCreated (if using fragments):

    override fun onViewCreated(view: View, savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onViewCreated(view, savedInstanceState)
 ...
        chessBoard.setFen("rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1")
    }

Step 3 - Call ChessBoardView::getFen() whenever required:

    val fen = chessBoard.getFen()

Demo: