How to Add SlantedTextView in Android App?
SlantedTextView is an Android library that allows us to easily create a slanted text in an android app. We can use this feature in many apps such as educational courses app or subscription-based app and in many other apps where some features are available for free and some are paid features. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Java language.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Before going to the coding section first do some pre-task
Go to app -> res -> values -> colors.xml file and set the colors for the app.
Go to Gradle Scripts -> build.gradle (Module: app) section and import the following dependencies and click the “sync Now” on the above pop-up.
Step 3: Designing the UI
In the activity_main.xml remove the default Text View and change the layout to RelativeLayout and add the SlantedTextView and a normal TextView as shown below. Navigate to the app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the below code to that file. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Properties of SlantedTextView
|1||app:slantedBackgroundColor||setSlantedBackgroundColor( int color)||Used to set the text background color|
|2||app:slantedLength||setSlantedLength(int length)||Used to set the text slanted length|
|3||app:slantedMode||setMode(int mode)||Used to set the slant mode|
|4||app:slantedText||setText(String str)||Used to set the text|
|5||app:slantedTextColor||setTextColor(int color)||Used to set the text color|
|6||app:slantedTextSize||setTextSize(int size)||Used to set the text size|
Step 4: Coding Part
There is nothing to do with the MainActivity.java, but we can make changes to the SlantedTextView using java code, for this, we create a slantText() method, inside which we create and initialize SlantedTextView and changes its value as shown below.
Below is the complete code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.