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Zigzag View in Android

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Zig zag View is another best feature to beautify the user Experience in an Android app. You can get to see this Zig zag view in most of the eCommerce app. The main use of this Zig zag view is to make attractive banner ads in an app. Or to display images and text in this view. In this article, we are going to see how to implement Zig zag View in Android. A sample image is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. 

Zig zag View in Android

Zig zag View in Android

Applications of Zigzag View

  • The main use of the Zigzag view is to display attractive banner ads in an Android app.
  • With the help of this Zigzag view, we can display images and text in various patterns.
  • Using the Zigzag view in an app beautifies the User Experience.

Attributes of Zigzag View



zigzagBackgroundColorTo give background color.
zigzagPaddingTo give padding from all sides.
zigzagPaddingRightGive padding from the right.
zigzagPaddingLeftGive Padding from Left.
zigzagPaddingTopGive Padding from Top.
zigzagPaddingBottomGive Padding from Bottom.
zigzagSidesTo give Zig zag pattern from sides (left, right, top, bottom).
zigzagHeightheight of zigzag jags
zigzagElevationside of shadow

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

Step 2: Add dependency of the library in build.gradle file

First Navigate to gradle scripts and then to build.gradle(Project) level. Add the line given below in allprojects{} section.

maven { url “” }

Then Navigate to gradle scripts and then to build.gradle(Module) level. Add below line in build.gradle file in the dependencies section.

implementation ‘com.github.beigirad:ZigzagView:1.2.0’

After adding dependency click on the “sync now” option on the top right corner to sync the project.

Step 3: Create a new Zigzag View in your activity_main.xml

Go to the activity_main.xml file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!--Zig zag view implementation-->
        <!--Linear layout created-->
            <!--Text View to display text in center-->
                android:text="Geeks for Geeks"
                android:textStyle="bold" />

Now click on the run button. It will take some time to build Gradle. And you will get an output on your device as given below.


Zigzag View in Android Output

Zigzag View in Android Output

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Last Updated : 18 Feb, 2021
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