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How to Create a Splash Screen in Android using Kotlin?
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 23 Oct, 2020

Android Splash Screen is the first screen visible to the user when the application’s launched. Splash Screen is the user’s first experience with the application that’s why it is considered to be one of the most vital screens in the application. It is used to display some information about the company logo, company name, etc. We can also add some animations to the Splash screen as well. A sample GIF is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. 

Splash Screen in Android sample GIF

Steps to Create Splash Screen

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 Kotlin as the programming language.

Step 2: Create another activity



Go to app > java > first package name > right-click > New > Activity > Empty Activity and create another activity and named it as SplashScreen. Edit the activity_splash_screen.xml file and add image, text in the splash screen as per the requirement. Here we are adding an image to the splash screen. Below is the code for the activity_splash_screen.xml file.

XML




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout 
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:background="#fff"
    tools:context=".SplashScreen">
      
    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/SplashScreenImage"
        android:layout_width="300dp"
        android:layout_height="200dp"
        android:src="@drawable/geeksforgeeks"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />
      
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

Go to the SplashScreen.kt file, and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the SplashScreen.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.

Kotlin




import android.content.Intent
import android.os.Bundle
import android.os.Handler
import android.view.WindowManager
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
  
@Suppress("DEPRECATION")
class SplashScreen : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_splash_screen)
          
        // This is used to hide the status bar and make 
        // the splash screen as a full screen activity.
        window.setFlags(
            WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN,
            WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_FULLSCREEN
        )
  
        // we used the postDelayed(Runnable, time) method 
        // to send a message with a delayed time.
        Handler().postDelayed({
            val intent = Intent(this, MainActivity::class.java)
            startActivity(intent)
            finish()
        }, 3000) // 3000 is the delayed time in milliseconds.
    }
}

Step 3: Working with the AndroidMenifest.xml file

Go to the AndroidMenifest.xml file and add the following code in the Splash Screen Activity. This is used to hide the status bar or action bar.

android:theme=”@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar”

Also, add <intent-filter> inside the Splash Screen Activity to make this activity as the starting activity. So whenever the app will execute the user can see the splash screen at the beginning. Below is the complete code for the AndroidMenifest.xml file.



XML




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    package="com.example.splashscreeninandroid">
  
    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
        android:supportsRtl="true"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
        <activity android:name=".MainActivity"></activity>
        <activity
            android:name=".SplashScreen"
            android:theme="@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
  
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
    </application>
  
</manifest>

Step 4: Working with the activity_main.xml file

Go to the activity_main.xml file and add a text which will show “Welcome to GeeksforGeeks” when user will enter into the MainActivity. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.

XML




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout 
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:background="@color/black"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
  
    <TextView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Welcome To GeeksforGeeks"
        android:textColor="@color/colorAccent"
        android:textSize="20dp"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />
  
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

Step 5: Working with the MainActivity.kt file

Do nothing in the MainActivity.kt file as we already created a new activity for the Splash Screen. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file

Kotlin




import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle
import android.widget.Toast
  
class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
    }
}

Output

Find this project on Github: https://github.com/Gauravverma245/SplashScreen

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