Android FilePicker GridView Images

android imagepicker

Look the aim is simple.To load images from our File System and into our GridView.Maybe we can do that via a loop but see we want control.We want to select images we load,not just loop through and load all images,though we have such a tutorial as well.

So we shall be using a FilePicker,a material filepicker third party library to help us choose images with a nice material interface.Moreover we can define the total number of images users can choose at a go. We then display these images in a GridView.

Our images exist in the external storage in the device's filesystem You can find more details about External Storage here.

Common Questions this example explores

  • Android FilePicker example.
  • Android Pick images From SD Card to GridView.
  • Android Material Filepicker Gridview
  • Retrieving images from external storage.
  • Get image from filesystem to an GridView
  • Android Filesystem example.

Tools Used

This example was written with the following tools:

  • Windows 8
  • AndroidStudio IDE
  • BlueStacks Emulator

  So the first thing is to add the dependency in our build.gradle app level,as in : compile 'com.droidninja:filepicker:1.0.0'   We shall have something like this,simply overriding our onActivityResult() method in our MainActivity.We have a model class we called spacecraft,we simply then assign it properties depending on what we receive from the files we are loading.  :

    @Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

        switch (requestCode)
        {
            case FilePickerConst.REQUEST_CODE:

                if(resultCode==RESULT_OK && data!=null)
                {
                    filePaths = data.getStringArrayListExtra(FilePickerConst.KEY_SELECTED_PHOTOS);
                    Spacecraft s;
                    ArrayList<Spacecraft> spacecrafts=new ArrayList<>();

                    try
                    {
                        for (String path:filePaths) {
                            s=new Spacecraft();
                            s.setName(path.substring(path.lastIndexOf("/")+1));

                            s.setUri(Uri.fromFile(new File(path)));
                            spacecrafts.add(s);
                        }

                        gv.setAdapter(new CustomAdapter(this,spacecrafts));
                        Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Total = "+String.valueOf(spacecrafts.size()), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                    }catch (Exception e)
                    {
                        e.printStackTrace();
                    }
                }
        }

}

Let's go

Lets have a look at the source code.

1. Build.Gradle

  • This is our app level build.gradle. It’s located inside the app directory.
  • We sepcify any dependencies required by the project here.
  • Our dependencies can either be SDK-based e.g appcompat and design support libraries or be fetched from third party repository via internet.
  • In this case we fetch Picasso(com.squareup.picasso:picasso) and FilePicker(com.droidninja:filepicker) from external repository.
apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 24
    buildToolsVersion "24.0.1"

    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 24
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'
    compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:24.1.1'
    compile 'com.android.support:design:24.1.1'
    compile 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:24.1.1'
    compile 'com.droidninja:filepicker:1.0.0'
    compile 'com.squareup.picasso:picasso:2.5.2'
}

2. ActivityMain.xml

  • This is the container layout of our mainactivity.
  • It specifies the appbar layout, toolbar and floating action button.
  • It also includes the contentmain.xml layout where we actually add our widgets.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.design.widget.CoordinatorLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:fitsSystemWindows="true"
    tools:context="com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview.MainActivity">

    <android.support.design.widget.AppBarLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme.AppBarOverlay">

        <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
            android:id="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
            android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
            app:popupTheme="@style/AppTheme.PopupOverlay" />

    </android.support.design.widget.AppBarLayout>

    <include layout="@layout/content_main" />

    <android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton
        android:id="@+id/fab"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="bottom|end"
        android:layout_margin="@dimen/fab_margin"
        android:src="@android:drawable/ic_dialog_email" />

</android.support.design.widget.CoordinatorLayout>

3. ContentMain.xml

  • This is where we add our widgets and views for our mainactivity.
  • In this case we have a gridview.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"
    tools:context="com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview.MainActivity"
    tools:showIn="@layout/activity_main">

    <GridView
        android:id="@+id/gv"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:numColumns="2" />
</RelativeLayout>

4. Model.xml

  • This layout gets inflated to a single viewitem in our gridview.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.v7.widget.CardView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="horizontal" android:layout_width="match_parent"
    xmlns:card_view="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_margin="10dp"
    card_view:cardCornerRadius="5dp"
    card_view:cardElevation="5dp"
    android:layout_height="200dp">

        <LinearLayout
            android:orientation="horizontal"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent">

            <ImageView
                android:id="@+id/spacecraftImg"
                android:src="@drawable/placeholder"
                android:layout_width="150dp"
                android:paddingLeft="10dp"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

            <LinearLayout
                android:orientation="vertical"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content">

                <TextView
                    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                    android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"
                    android:text="Name"
                    android:id="@+id/nameTxt"
                    android:padding="10dp"
                    android:textColor="@color/colorAccent"
                    android:textStyle="bold"
                    android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
                    />

            </LinearLayout>

            </LinearLayout>

</android.support.v7.widget.CardView>

5. Spacecraft.java

  • This is the definition of a spaceraft object.
  • It specifies it’s properties like name and filesystem image uri.
package com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview;

import android.net.Uri;

public class Spacecraft {
    String name;
    Uri uri;

    public String getName() {
        return name;
    }

    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }

    public Uri getUri() {
        return uri;
    }

    public void setUri(Uri uri) {
        this.uri = uri;
    }
}

6. CustomAdapter.java

  • This is our adapter class. It adapts our data to our views.
  • It inherits from BaseAdapter.
package com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview;

import android.content.Context;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.BaseAdapter;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.squareup.picasso.Picasso;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class CustomAdapter extends BaseAdapter {

    Context c;
    ArrayList<Spacecraft> spacecrafts;

    public CustomAdapter(Context c, ArrayList<Spacecraft> spacecrafts) {
        this.c = c;
        this.spacecrafts = spacecrafts;
    }

    @Override
    public int getCount() {
        return spacecrafts.size();
    }

    @Override
    public Object getItem(int i) {
        return spacecrafts.get(i);
    }

    @Override
    public long getItemId(int i) {
        return i;
    }

    @Override
    public View getView(int i, View view, ViewGroup viewGroup) {
        if (view == null) {
            //INFLATE CUSTOM LAYOUT
            view = LayoutInflater.from(c).inflate(R.layout.model, viewGroup, false);
        }

        final Spacecraft s = (Spacecraft) this.getItem(i);

        TextView nameTxt = (TextView) view.findViewById(R.id.nameTxt);
        ImageView img = (ImageView) view.findViewById(R.id.spacecraftImg);

        //BIND DATA
        nameTxt.setText(s.getName());
        Picasso.with(c).load(s.getUri()).placeholder(R.drawable.placeholder).into(img);

        //VIEW ITEM CLICK
        view.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
                Toast.makeText(c, s.getName(), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
            }
        });
        return view;
    }
}

 

7. MainActivity.java

  • Here's our mainactivity.
package com.tutorials.hp.filepickergridview;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.GridView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import java.io.File;
import java.util.ArrayList;

import droidninja.filepicker.FilePickerBuilder;
import droidninja.filepicker.FilePickerConst;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    ArrayList<String> filePaths=new ArrayList<String>();
    GridView gv;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
        Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar);

        gv= (GridView) findViewById(R.id.gv);

        FloatingActionButton fab = (FloatingActionButton) findViewById(R.id.fab);
        fab.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {

                filePaths.clear();

                FilePickerBuilder.getInstance().setMaxCount(5)
                        .setSelectedFiles(filePaths)
                        .setActivityTheme(R.style.AppTheme)
                        .pickPhoto(MainActivity.this);
            }
        });
    }

    @Override
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

        switch (requestCode)
        {
            case FilePickerConst.REQUEST_CODE:

                if(resultCode==RESULT_OK && data!=null)
                {
                    filePaths = data.getStringArrayListExtra(FilePickerConst.KEY_SELECTED_PHOTOS);
                    Spacecraft s;
                    ArrayList<Spacecraft> spacecrafts=new ArrayList<>();

                    try
                    {
                        for (String path:filePaths) {
                            s=new Spacecraft();
                            s.setName(path.substring(path.lastIndexOf("/")+1));

                            s.setUri(Uri.fromFile(new File(path)));
                            spacecrafts.add(s);
                        }

                        gv.setAdapter(new CustomAdapter(this,spacecrafts));
                        Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Total = "+String.valueOf(spacecrafts.size()), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                    }catch (Exception e)
                    {
                        e.printStackTrace();
                    }
                }
        }
    }
}

How To Run

  • Download the project.
  • You'll get a zipped file,extract it.
  • Open the Android Studio.
  • Now close, already open project
  • From the Menu bar click on File >New> Import Project
  • Now Choose a Destination Folder, from where you want to import project.
  • Choose an Android Project.
  • Now Click on “OK“.
  • Done, your done importing the project,now edit it.

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