Custom Tablayout Android Kotlin With Custom View And Icon

Custom Tablayout Android Kotlin example creates custom tablayout with custom view.

We will create a custom view for tablayout in this example.

If you don’t have go through basic tablayout tutorial, then visit android tablayout tutorial. 

If you want to change toolbar menu items with every tab or fragment, the visit tablayout toolbar menu items.

You can use both icon and tab name in custom tablayout.

Four ways to set icons. Left side of text, Right side of text, Above text and Below text.

First, check the output of a tutorial, then we will develop it.

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Step 1: Prepare Structure

Follow all the steps from basic tablayout Android Kotlin tutorial.

After you have completed above tutorial, you will have one android project with tablayout.

This basic project have three tabs and hence have three fragments for each fragment.

Now we will make separate layout resource file to make customizable view of every tab.

Now follow below steps.

Step 2: Adding custom_tab.xml file

Create a new resource directory named custom_tab.xml and add below code

This layout resource file includes the custom views for all three tabs.

You can add or remove views as per the number of tabs you have in your project.

All the changes like color, text size, text style text name etc can be controlled with this file.

You can also change image of the tab.

Step 3: Updating MainActivity.kt

Update MainActivity.kt as per below code

Following lines of code will set custom view for each tab.

First variables are defined with appropriate id and then custom view is set.

Java Version

Java Version of this tutorial : Custom Tablayout Android

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Hardik Parsania

I am mobile app developer. I am always passionate about solving complex and real world problems.I have developed many apps with great interest and superior logical skills.

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