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Paging indicator widgets compatible with the ViewPager from the Android Support Library and ActionBa...

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Android ViewPagerIndicator

Paging indicator widgets that are compatible with the


from theAndroid Support Library to improve discoverability of content.

Try out the sample application on the Android Market.

ViewPagerIndicator Sample Screenshots

These widgets can also be used in conjunction with ActionBarSherlock!


_For a working implementation of this project see the



  1. Include one of the widgets in your view. This should usually be placed adjacent to the


it represents.

<com.viewpagerindicator.titlepageindicator android:id="@+id/titles" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="fill_parent"></com.viewpagerindicator.titlepageindicator>
  1. In your


method (or


for a fragment), bind the indicator to the



//Set the pager with an adapter ViewPager pager = (ViewPager)findViewById(; pager.setAdapter(new TestAdapter(getSupportFragmentManager())); //Bind the title indicator to the adapter TitlePageIndicator titleIndicator = (TitlePageIndicator)findViewById(; titleIndicator.setViewPager(pager);
  1. (Optional) If you use an


with your view pager you should set it in the indicator rather than on the pager directly.

//continued from above titleIndicator.setOnPageChangeListener(mPageChangeListener);


There are three ways to style the look of the indicators.

  1. Theme XML. An attribute for each type of indicator is provided in which you can specify a custom style.
  2. Layout XML. Through the use of a custom namespace you can include any desired styles.
  3. Object methods. Both styles have getters and setters for each style attribute which can be changed at any point.

Each indicator has a demo which creates the same look using each of these methods.

Including In Your Project

Android-ViewPagerIndicator is presented as an Android library project. A standalone JAR is not possible due to the theming capabilities offered by the indicator widgets.

You can include this project by referencing it as a library project in Eclipse or ant.

If you are a Maven user you can easily include the library by specifying it as a dependency:


This project depends on the


class which is available in theAndroid Support Library or ActionBarSherlock. Details for including one of those libraries is available on their respecitve web sites.

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Copyright 2012 Jake Wharton Copyright 2011 Patrik Åkerfeldt Copyright 2011 Francisco Figueiredo Jr. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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