Android Kotlin SeekBar Example

Android Kotlin SeekBar Example | Android Studio SeekBar

In this Android SeekBar tutorial we will learn how to use SeekBar in Android Studio. We will be using a SeekBar and show the current progress of the SeekBar in a TextView. So, lets start our Android Kotlin SeekBar Example.


What is an Android SeekBar?

SeekBar in Android is a widget which has a thumb icon. A user can drag the SeekBar thumb left to right in order to change the current progress of the SeekBar. SeekBar.OnSeekBarChangeListener is a callback that tells the clients that the SeekBar progress has been changed.


Android Kotlin SeekBar Example
Android Example. Kotlin SeekBar


Android Kotlin SeekBar Example :-

1- Start with a new Android Studio Project. Name it “SeekbarExample”. Also you can give any name to your project.

2- After your project builds successfully you will have two files. “MainActivity.kt” file and “activity_main.xml” file. So first we are going to design our SeekBar in “activity_main.xml” file.




3- Come to your “activity_main.xml” file and then change the default Layout file from Constraint Layout to Relative Layout. Because it is easier to work with Relative Layout.

4- So in our “activity_main.xml” file we will use two TextView and a SeekBar. First TextView will only display the text “SeekBar” while the other TextView will display the current progress of the SeekBar.

5- We add SeekBar widget with wrap_content width and then wrap_content height. Then we will give layout_margin of 25dp. The id of our SeekBar is (seekbar) and to display our SeekBar in the center of the screen we are using the attribute layout_centerInParent=”true”.



6- Finally the complete “activity_main.xml” file with two TextView and a SeekBar is like this.






7- So time to start coding in our “MainActivity.kt” file. So come to your “MainActivity.kt” file. Here we will use setOnChangeListener() method on our SeekBar to handle the changes.


8- In onCreate function we will use seekbar.setOnChangeListener() function and pass the reference of SeekBar.OnSeekBarChangeListener interface. It has three functions:

  • onProgressChanged
  • onStartTrackingTouch
  • onStopTrackingTouch

We use onProgressChanged to show the current progress of the SeekBar in the TextView.



9- So, if you want to display any Toast message when a user drags the SeekBar to left or right then you can set the Toast message in function onStartTrackingTouch and onStopTrackingTouch.



10- So, the complete seekbar.setOnSeekBarChangeListener function will look like this.



11- To show “Progress is : 0%” on start of the application use this code in onCreate function.



12- Note that (seekbar) is the id of our SeekBar and (textview) is the id of our TextView that will show the current progress of our SeekBar. Finally our complete “MainActivity.kt” file will be like this.



So, I hope you understand how to use SeekBar with this Android Kotlin SeekBar Example. But if you still have any queries about this Android SeekBar tutorial you can ask in the comments section below.





Android Kotlin SeekBar Example


Android Kotlin SeekBar Example
Android Kotlin SeekBar Example



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