How to Create Custom Shapes of Data Points in GraphView in Android?
If you are looking for a view to represent some statistical data or looking for a UI for displaying a graph in your app then in this article we will take a look at creating a line graph view and showing custom shape to the data points in our Android App.
What we are going to build in this article?
We will be building a simple Line Graph View in our Android app and we will be displaying some sample data with custom shapes in our application. 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: Add dependency
Navigate to the Gradle Scripts > build.gradle(Module:app) and add the below dependency in the dependencies section.
Step 3: Working with the activity_main.xml file
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.
Step 4: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.