FloatingActionButton

Introduction

Floating action button is used for a special type of promoted action,it animates onto the screen as an expanding piece of material, by default. The icon within it may be animated,also FAB may move differently than other UI elements because of their relative importance. A floating action button represents the primary action in an application which can simply trigger an action or navigate somewhere.

Parameters

ParameterDetail
android.support.design:elevationElevation value for the FAB. May be a reference to another resource, in the form "@[+][package:]type/name" or a theme attribute in the form "?[package:]type/name".
android.support.design:fabSizeSize for the FAB.
android.support.design:rippleColorRipple color for the FAB.
android.support.design:useCompatPaddingEnable compat padding.

Remarks

Floating action buttons are used for a special type of promoted action. They are distinguished by a circled icon floating above the UI and have special motion behaviors related to morphing, launching, and the transferring anchor point.

Only one floating action button is recommended per screen to represent the most common action.

Before using the FloatingActionButton you must add the design support library dependency in the build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.android.support:design:25.1.0'
}

Official Documentation:

https://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/design/widget/FloatingActionButton.html

Material Design Specifications:

https://material.google.com/components/buttons-floating-action-button.html

How to add the FAB to the layout

To use a FloatingActionButton just add the dependency in the build.gradle file as described in the remarks section.

Then add to the layout:

 <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="@drawable/my_icon" />

An example:

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Color

The background color of this view defaults to the your theme's colorAccent.

In the above image if the src only points to + icon (by default 24x24 dp),to get the background color of full circle you can use app:backgroundTint="@color/your_colour"

If you wish to change the color in code you can use,

myFab.setBackgroundTintList(ColorStateList.valueOf(your color in int));

If you want to change FAB's color in pressed state use

mFab.setRippleColor(your color in int);

Positioning

It is recommended to place 16dp minimum from the edge on mobile,and 24dp minimum on tablet/desktop.

Note : Once you set an src excepting to cover the full area of FloatingActionButton make sure you have the right size of that image to get the best result.

Default circle size is 56 x 56dp

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Mini circle size : 40 x 40dp

If you only want to change only the Interior icon use a 24 x 24dp icon for default size

Setting behaviour of FloatingActionButton

You can set the behavior of the FAB in XML.

For example:

<android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton    
   app:layout_behavior=".MyBehavior" />

Or you can set programmatically using:

CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams p = (CoordinatorLayout.LayoutParams) fab.getLayoutParams();
p.setBehavior(xxxx);
fab.setLayoutParams(p);

Show and Hide FloatingActionButton on Scroll

Starting with the Support Library version 22.2.1, it's possible to show and hide a FloatingActionButton from scrolling behavior using a FloatingActionButton.Behavior sublclass that takes advantage of the show() and hide() methods.

Note that this only works with a CoordinatorLayout in conjunction with inner Views that support Nested Scrolling, such as RecyclerView and NestedScrollView.

This ScrollAwareFABBehavior class comes from the Android Guides on Codepath (cc-wiki with attribution required)

public class ScrollAwareFABBehavior extends FloatingActionButton.Behavior {
    public ScrollAwareFABBehavior(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super();
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onStartNestedScroll(final CoordinatorLayout coordinatorLayout, final FloatingActionButton child,
                                       final View directTargetChild, final View target, final int nestedScrollAxes) {
        // Ensure we react to vertical scrolling
        return nestedScrollAxes == ViewCompat.SCROLL_AXIS_VERTICAL
                || super.onStartNestedScroll(coordinatorLayout, child, directTargetChild, target, nestedScrollAxes);
    }

    @Override
    public void onNestedScroll(final CoordinatorLayout coordinatorLayout, final FloatingActionButton child,
                               final View target, final int dxConsumed, final int dyConsumed,
                               final int dxUnconsumed, final int dyUnconsumed) {
        super.onNestedScroll(coordinatorLayout, child, target, dxConsumed, dyConsumed, dxUnconsumed, dyUnconsumed);
        if (dyConsumed > 0 && child.getVisibility() == View.VISIBLE) {
            // User scrolled down and the FAB is currently visible -> hide the FAB
            child.hide();
        } else if (dyConsumed < 0 && child.getVisibility() != View.VISIBLE) {
            // User scrolled up and the FAB is currently not visible -> show the FAB
            child.show();
        }
    }
}

In the FloatingActionButton layout xml, specify the app:layout_behavior with the fully-qualified-class-name of ScrollAwareFABBehavior:

app:layout_behavior="com.example.app.ScrollAwareFABBehavior"

For example with this layout:

<android.support.design.widget.CoordinatorLayout
    android:id="@+id/main_layout"
    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">

    <android.support.design.widget.AppBarLayout
        android:id="@+id/appBarLayout"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        app:elevation="6dp">
        <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
            android:id="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
            android:minHeight="?attr/actionBarSize"
            android:theme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar"
            app:popupTheme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Light"
            app:elevation="0dp"
            app:layout_scrollFlags="scroll|enterAlways"
            />

        <android.support.design.widget.TabLayout
            android:id="@+id/tab_layout"
            app:tabMode="fixed"
            android:layout_below="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
            app:elevation="0dp"
            app:tabTextColor="#d3d3d3"
            android:minHeight="?attr/actionBarSize"
            />

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

    <android.support.v4.view.ViewPager
        android:id="@+id/viewpager"
        android:layout_below="@+id/tab_layout"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"
        />

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

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

Here is the result:

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Show and Hide FloatingActionButton on Swipe

To show and hide a FloatingActionButton with the default animation, just call the methods show() and hide(). It's good practice to keep a FloatingActionButton in the Activity layout instead of putting it in a Fragment, this allows the default animations to work when showing and hiding.

Here is an example with a ViewPager:

  • Three Tabs
  • Show FloatingActionButton for the first and third Tab
  • Hide the FloatingActionButton on the middle Tab
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    FloatingActionButton fab;
    ViewPager viewPager;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        fab = (FloatingActionButton) findViewById(R.id.fab);
        viewPager = (ViewPager) findViewById(R.id.viewpager);

        // ...... set up ViewPager ............

        viewPager.addOnPageChangeListener(new ViewPager.OnPageChangeListener() {

            @Override
            public void onPageSelected(int position) {
                if (position == 0) {
                    fab.setImageResource(android.R.drawable.ic_dialog_email);
                    fab.show();
                } else if (position == 2) {
                    fab.setImageResource(android.R.drawable.ic_dialog_map);
                    fab.show();
                } else {
                    fab.hide();
                }
            }

            @Override
            public void onPageScrolled(int position, float positionOffset, int positionOffsetPixels) {}

            @Override
            public void onPageScrollStateChanged(int state) {}
        });

        // Handle the FloatingActionButton click event:
        fab.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                int position = viewPager.getCurrentItem();
                if (position == 0) {
                    openSend();
                } else if (position == 2) {
                    openMap();
                }
            }
        });

    }
}

Result:

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