Custom Drawable for ProgressBar/ProgressDialog


Question

Reading the limited documentation that Google has provided, I get the feeling that it is possible to change the look (drawable) of a ProgressBar/ProgressDialog by simply creating a new style an assigning it to the style property of the ProgressBar. But I cannot get this to work properly. Here is what I did so far:

I created a shape like this (mp2.xml)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:shape="ring"
  android:innerRadiusRatio="4"
  android:thicknessRatio="4"
  android:useLevel="false">
 <size android:width="50dip" android:height="50dip" />
 <gradient android:type="sweep" android:useLevel="false" android:startColor="#300000ff" android:centerColor="#500000ff" android:endColor="#ff0000ff" />
</shape>

then created an animation (mp3.xml) like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<animation-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:oneshot="false">
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="0" android:toDegrees="30" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="30" android:toDegrees="60" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="60" android:toDegrees="90" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="90" android:toDegrees="120" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="120" android:toDegrees="150" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="150" android:toDegrees="180" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="180" android:toDegrees="210" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="210" android:toDegrees="240" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="240" android:toDegrees="270" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="270" android:toDegrees="300" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="300" android:toDegrees="330" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
 <item android:duration="70">
  <rotate xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:drawable="@drawable/mp2" android:pivotX="50%" android:pivotY="50%" android:fromDegrees="330" android:toDegrees="360" android:repeatCount="1" />
 </item>
</animation-list>

then created a style (attrs.xml) like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
 <style parent="@android:style/Widget.ProgressBar" name="customProgressBar">
  <item name="android:progressDrawable">@anim/mp3</item>
 </style>
</resources>

and the in my main.xml I have set the style like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
       android:orientation="vertical"
       android:layout_width="fill_parent"
       android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:drawingCacheQuality="high">
 <ProgressBar android:id="@+id/ProgressBar01"
     android:layout_width="wrap_content"
     android:layout_height="wrap_content" style="@style/customProgressBar"/>
</LinearLayout>

But it still shows the same drawable as before. What am I doing wrong?

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3/15/2011 8:04:19 PM

I used the following for creating a custom progress bar.

File res/drawable/progress_bar_states.xml declares the colors of the different states:

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <item android:id="@android:id/background">
        <shape>
            <gradient
                    android:startColor="#000001"
                    android:centerColor="#0b131e"
                    android:centerY="0.75"
                    android:endColor="#0d1522"
                    android:angle="270"
            />
        </shape>
    </item>

    <item android:id="@android:id/secondaryProgress">
        <clip>
            <shape>
                <gradient
                        android:startColor="#234"
                        android:centerColor="#234"
                        android:centerY="0.75"
                        android:endColor="#a24"
                        android:angle="270"
                />
            </shape>
        </clip>
    </item>

    <item android:id="@android:id/progress">
        <clip>
            <shape>
                <gradient
                    android:startColor="#144281"
                    android:centerColor="#0b1f3c"
                    android:centerY="0.75"
                    android:endColor="#06101d"
                    android:angle="270"
                />
            </shape>
        </clip>
    </item>

</layer-list>

And the code inside your layout xml:

<ProgressBar android:id="@+id/progressBar"
    android:progressDrawable="@drawable/progress_bar_states"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="8dip" 
    style="?android:attr/progressBarStyleHorizontal" 
    android:indeterminateOnly="false" 
    android:max="100">
</ProgressBar>

Enjoy!

137
9/8/2017 4:38:59 AM

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