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ProgressBar in Kotlin
  • Last Updated : 23 Feb, 2021

Android ProgressBar is a user interface control that indicates the progress of an operation. For example, downloading a file, uploading a file on the internet we can see the progress bar to estimate the time remaining in operation.

There are two modes of progressBar :-

  • Determinate ProgressBar
  • Indeterminate ProgressBar

Determinate ProgressBar
In common, we use the Determinate progress mode in progressBar because it shows the quantity of progress has occurred like the (%) percentage of file downloaded, how much data uploaded or downloaded on the internet etc.

If we have to use determinate we set the style of progress bar as below:

    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

Indeterminate ProgressBar
Here, we don’t get the idea of progress of work means how much it has been completed or How long it will take to complete.
We can use indeterminate progressBar like below by setting the indeterminate attribute as true.


Different attributes of ProgressBar widgets –

XML AttributesDescription
android:idUsed to uniquely identify the control
android:minUsed to set minimum value
android:maxUsed to set maximum value
android:progressUsed to set the default progress integer value between 0 and max.
android:minHeightUsed to set the height of progress bar.
android:minWidthUsed to set the width of progress bar.
android:backgroundUsed to set the background color for progress bar
android:indeterminateUsed to enable indeterminate progress mode.
android:paddingUsed to set the padding for left, right, top or bottom of progress bar.

Add ProgressBar Widget in activity_main.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android=""
    android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent">
        android:indeterminate = "true"
        android:progress="0" />
        android:layout_below="@+id/progress_Bar" />
        android:text="Progress Bar" />

Access the ProgressBar Widget in MainActivity.kt file

package com.geeksforgeeks.myfirstkotlinapp
import android.os.Bundle
import android.widget.Button
import android.widget.ProgressBar
import android.widget.TextView
import android.os.Handler
class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    private var progressBar: ProgressBar? = null
    private var i = 0
    private var txtView: TextView? = null
    private val handler = Handler()
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        progressBar = findViewById<ProgressBar>( as ProgressBar
        txtView = findViewById( as TextView
        val btn = findViewById( as Button
        btn.setOnClickListener {
            i = progressBar!!.progress
            Thread(Runnable {
                while (i < 100) {
                    i += 5
                    // Update the progress bar and display the current value
                        progressBar!!.progress = i
                        txtView!!.text = i.toString() + "/" + progressBar!!.max
                    try {
                    } catch (e: InterruptedException) {

AndroidManifest.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

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