Selecting Colors with the Palette API in Android with Example
When we are making UI design for any of the applications the most important part which we should take care of while building the application is that we should be using the proper color combination in our app which should be sometimes the same as that of the image. Using this API we can update the colors of our widgets according to the colors which are present in our Image. This API will help us to extract colors from the image and then we can use these colors in our widgets.
What we are going to build in this article?
We will be building a simple application in which we will be using two different images to change our layout UI component colors according to our image file. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. 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: Adding dependency in build.gradle file
Navigate to the Gradle Scripts > build.gradle(Module:app) and add the below dependency in the dependencies section.
After adding the dependency now sync your project and we will move towards working with our layout file.
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.
Note: The images used in the ImageView are present in the drawable folder. You can add yours to it.
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.
Now run your app and see the output of the app.