Tab Layout in Android using Jetpack Compose
Tab Layout is seen used in most applications such as WhatsApp in which users can navigate to multiple screens easily by simply swiping to the left or right. This tab layout provides easy navigation between multiple screens. In this article, we will take a look at How we can implement Tab Layout within our Android application using Jetpack Compose. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article.
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. While choosing the template, select Empty Compose Activity. If you do not find this template, try upgrading the Android Studio to the latest version. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Adding dependency in build.gradle for using Tab Layout
Navigate to Gradle Scripts > build.gradle file and add below two dependencies in the dependencies section.
// Paging Compose implementation "com.google.accompanist:accompanist-pager:0.13.0" implementation "com.google.accompanist:accompanist-pager-indicators:0.13.0"
After adding this dependency simply sync the project to install it.
Step 3: Adding and updating colors in the Color.kt file
Navigate to app > java > your app’s package name > ui.theme folder > Color.kt file and add the below code to it. Comments are added in the code to get to know in more detail.
Step 4: Adding Tab Layout in MainActivity.kt file
Navigate to the app > java > your app’s package name and open the MainActivity.kt file. Inside that file add the below code to it. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Now run your application to see the output of it.
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