Learn PageIndicator using this example. This is a sample application that easily implemented pager’s indicator using TabLayout.

Here is the demo GIF:

PagerIndicator using TabLayout Example

This is written in Kotlin and will comprise the following files:

Kotlin Android Activity Lifecycle Example

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Kotlin Android Activity Lifecycle Example
  • MainActivity.kt
  • PageViewModel.kt
  • PlaceholderFragment.kt
  • SectionsPagerAdapter.kt

Step 1: Create Project

  1. Open your AndroidStudio IDE.
  2. Go to File-->New-->Project to create a new project.

Step 2: Add Dependencies

No external dependencies are needed for this project.

Step 3: Design Layouts

Here are our layouts:

*(a). activity_main.xml

Create a file named activity_main.xml and design it as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.coordinatorlayout.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"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <com.google.android.material.appbar.AppBarLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme.AppBarOverlay">

        <androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar
            android:id="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:minHeight="?actionBarSize" />

    </com.google.android.material.appbar.AppBarLayout>

    <androidx.viewpager.widget.ViewPager
        android:id="@+id/view_pager"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior" />

    <com.google.android.material.tabs.TabLayout
        android:id="@+id/tabs"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="18dp"
        android:layout_gravity="bottom"
        android:layout_marginBottom="16dp"
        android:background="@android:color/transparent"
        app:tabBackground="@drawable/bg_tab_item"
        app:tabGravity="center"
        app:tabIndicator="@drawable/tab_indicator"
        app:tabIndicatorGravity="stretch"
        app:tabMaxWidth="18dp"
        app:tabMinWidth="18dp"
        app:tabRippleColor="@null" />

</androidx.coordinatorlayout.widget.CoordinatorLayout>

*(b). fragment_main.xml

Create a file named fragment_main.xml and design it as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout 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:id="@+id/constraintLayout"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".ui.main.PlaceholderFragment">

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/section_label"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginStart="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
        android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
        android:layout_marginEnd="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
        android:layout_marginBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="@+id/constraintLayout"
        tools:layout_constraintLeft_creator="1"
        tools:layout_constraintTop_creator="1" />

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

Step 4: Write Code

Write Code as follows:

(a). MainActivity.kt

Create a file named MainActivity.ktand instantiate our PagerAdapter and set it to our ViewPager as well as our TabLayout:

        val sectionsPagerAdapter = SectionsPagerAdapter(supportFragmentManager)
        view_pager.adapter = sectionsPagerAdapter
        tabs.setupWithViewPager(view_pager)

Here is the full code

package com.numero.pagerindicator.example

import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import com.numero.pagerindicator.example.ui.main.SectionsPagerAdapter
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar)

        val sectionsPagerAdapter = SectionsPagerAdapter(supportFragmentManager)
        view_pager.adapter = sectionsPagerAdapter
        tabs.setupWithViewPager(view_pager)
    }
}

(b). PageViewModel.kt

Create a file named PageViewModel.kt and make it extend the androidx.lifecycle.ViewModel.

Here is the full code

package com.numero.pagerindicator.example.ui.main

import androidx.lifecycle.LiveData
import androidx.lifecycle.MutableLiveData
import androidx.lifecycle.Transformations
import androidx.lifecycle.ViewModel
import androidx.lifecycle.ViewModelProvider

class PageViewModel : ViewModel() {

    private val _index = MutableLiveData<Int>()
    val text: LiveData<String> = Transformations.map(_index) {
        "Hello world from section: $it"
    }

    fun setIndex(index: Int) {
        _index.value = index
    }
}

(c). PlaceholderFragment.kt

Create a file named PlaceholderFragment.kt and extend the androidx.fragment.app.Fragment.

Here is the full code

package com.numero.pagerindicator.example.ui.main

import android.os.Bundle
import android.view.LayoutInflater
import android.view.View
import android.view.ViewGroup
import android.widget.TextView
import androidx.fragment.app.Fragment
import androidx.lifecycle.Observer
import androidx.lifecycle.ViewModelProviders
import com.numero.pagerindicator.example.R

/**
 * A placeholder fragment containing a simple view.
 */
class PlaceholderFragment : Fragment() {

    private lateinit var pageViewModel: PageViewModel

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        pageViewModel = ViewModelProviders.of(this).get(PageViewModel::class.java).apply {
            setIndex(arguments?.getInt(ARG_SECTION_NUMBER) ?: 1)
        }
    }

    override fun onCreateView(
        inflater: LayoutInflater, container: ViewGroup?,
        savedInstanceState: Bundle?
    ): View? {
        val root = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_main, container, false)
        val textView: TextView = root.findViewById(R.id.section_label)
        pageViewModel.text.observe(this, Observer<String> {
            textView.text = it
        })
        return root
    }

    companion object {
        /**
         * The fragment argument representing the section number for this
         * fragment.
         */
        private const val ARG_SECTION_NUMBER = "section_number"

        /**
         * Returns a new instance of this fragment for the given section
         * number.
         */
        @JvmStatic
        fun newInstance(sectionNumber: Int): PlaceholderFragment {
            return PlaceholderFragment().apply {
                arguments = Bundle().apply {
                    putInt(ARG_SECTION_NUMBER, sectionNumber)
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

(d). SectionsPagerAdapter.kt

Create a file named SectionsPagerAdapter.kt and extend the androidx.fragment.app.FragmentPagerAdapter then override the following callbacks:

    override fun getItem(position: Int): Fragment {
        return PlaceholderFragment.newInstance(position + 1)
    }

    override fun getCount(): Int = 5

Here is the full code

package com.numero.pagerindicator.example.ui.main

import androidx.fragment.app.Fragment
import androidx.fragment.app.FragmentManager
import androidx.fragment.app.FragmentPagerAdapter

class SectionsPagerAdapter(fm: FragmentManager) : FragmentPagerAdapter(fm) {

    override fun getItem(position: Int): Fragment {
        return PlaceholderFragment.newInstance(position + 1)
    }

    override fun getCount(): Int = 5
}

Run

Simply copy the source code into your Android Project,Build and Run.

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