Tab View Inside Navigation Drawer for android

Tab View inside Navigation Drawer image logicchip 3

To create a project that displays Tab View inside navigation drawer selection. By simple step by step process. It’s simple to combine tab view inside navigation drawer. First start by creating a “Navigation Drawer Activity” in android studio (assuming you are aware of those things). Second part is to create a fragments to handle the navigation drawer activities.

This flow chart may help you to better understand what we want to achieve.

Tab View inside Navigation Drawer image logicchip 1

FragmentA contains the Tablayout (Tab View) and view pager, the navigation drawer pass id to FragmentA it displays tabs and content to be displayed in the viewpager according to the navigation drawer and tab selected. In this case the id passed is the name of navigation drawer menu.

Tab View inside Navigation Drawer image logicchip4

This project contains.

MainActivity.java => Navigation Drawer Activity.

FragmentA.java => Fragment containing Tab View.

FragmentB.java => Fragment for viewpager.

FragmentC.java => Fragment for running first and menu without tabs.

Constants.java => Class file for keeping constant values.

SectionsPageAdapter.java => It’s a Fragment Page Adapter to handle FragmentB from FragmentA.

OnFragmentInteractionListener.java => for handling communication between Fragment and parent activity.

Below is a simple step by step explanation.


1.Constants.java

 

This class contain only key values for passing data to fragments.

public class Constants {
    public final static String FRAG_A="fragment_a";
    public final static String FRAG_B="fragment_b";
    public final static String FRAG_C="fragment_c";
}

 

2.OnFragmentInteractionListener.java

 

A simple interface for communicating between fragments and parent activity.

public interface OnFragmentInteractionListener {
    public void onFragmentMessage(int TAG, String data);
}

 

3. FragmentC.java

 

This fragment is only for displaying message of those menu that don’t have any tabs. The arguments are the name of navigation menu name (id).

public class FragmentC extends Fragment {

    private OnFragmentInteractionListener mListener;
    private TextView text_view_for_normal_selection;

    public FragmentC() {
        // Required empty public constructor
    }

    public static FragmentC newInstance(String normalText) {
        FragmentC fragment = new FragmentC();
        Bundle args = new Bundle();
        args.putString(Constants.FRAG_C, normalText);
        fragment.setArguments(args);
        return fragment;
    }

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        if (getArguments() != null) {
        }
    }

    @Override
    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // Inflate the layout for this fragment
        View view =  inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_c, container, false);
        text_view_for_normal_selection=(TextView)view.findViewById(R.id.text_view_for_normal_selection);
        text_view_for_normal_selection.setText(getArguments().getString(Constants.FRAG_C));
        return view;
    }


    @Override
    public void onAttach(Context context) {
        super.onAttach(context);
        if (context instanceof OnFragmentInteractionListener) {
            mListener = (OnFragmentInteractionListener) context;
        } else {
            throw new RuntimeException(context.toString()
                    + " must implement OnFragmentInteractionListener");
        }
    }

    @Override
    public void onDetach() {
        super.onDetach();
        mListener = null;
    }


    @Override
    public void onResume() {
        super.onResume();
    }
}

fragment_c.xml

<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context="logicchip.tabwithnavigation.FragmentC">

    <!-- TODO: Update blank fragment layout -->
    <TextView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textSize="25sp"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:textColor="@color/colorAccent"
        android:id="@+id/text_view_for_normal_selection"
        android:text="@string/hello_blank_fragment" />

</FrameLayout>



 

4. FragmentB.java

 

FragmentB is for displaying the contents of the tab selected. The arguments are the name of the selected tabs (id).

public class FragmentB extends Fragment {

    private OnFragmentInteractionListener mListener;
    private TextView text_view_for_tab_selection;

    public FragmentB() {
        // Required empty public constructor
    }


    public static FragmentB newInstance(String tabSelected) {
        FragmentB fragment = new FragmentB();
        Bundle args = new Bundle();
        args.putString(Constants.FRAG_B, tabSelected);
        fragment.setArguments(args);
        return fragment;
    }

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        if (getArguments() != null) {
        }
    }

    @Override
    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
                             Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // Inflate the layout for this fragment
        View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_b, container, false);
        text_view_for_tab_selection=(TextView)view.findViewById(R.id.text_view_for_tab_selection);
        text_view_for_tab_selection.setText(getArguments().getString(Constants.FRAG_B));
        return view;
    }



    @Override
    public void onAttach(Context context) {
        super.onAttach(context);
        if (context instanceof OnFragmentInteractionListener) {
            mListener = (OnFragmentInteractionListener) context;
        } else {
            throw new RuntimeException(context.toString()
                    + " must implement OnFragmentInteractionListener");
        }
    }

    @Override
    public void onDetach() {
        super.onDetach();
        mListener = null;
    }

    @Override
    public void onResume() {
        super.onResume();
    }
}

fragment_b.xml

<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context="logicchip.tabwithnavigation.FragmentB">

    <!-- TODO: Update blank fragment layout -->
    <TextView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textSize="25sp"
        android:textColor="@color/colorAccent"
        android:layout_gravity="center"
        android:id="@+id/text_view_for_tab_selection"
        android:text="@string/hello_blank_fragment" />

</FrameLayout>

 

5. SectionsPageAdapter.java

 

This class file is an adapter for handling instance of tabs selected, which displays contents of FragmentB according to the tab selected. It extents FragmentPagerAdapter class.

public class SectionsPagerAdapter extends FragmentPagerAdapter {

    int mNumOfTabs;
    ArrayList<String> tabName;

    public SectionsPagerAdapter(FragmentManager fm, int NumOfTabs, ArrayList<String> tabName) {
        super(fm);
        this.mNumOfTabs = NumOfTabs;
        this.tabName=tabName;
    }

    @Override
    public Fragment getItem(int position) {
        FragmentB comn=new FragmentB();
        return comn.newInstance(tabName.get(position));
    }

    @Override
    public int getCount() {
        return mNumOfTabs;
    }
}

 

6. FragmentA.java

 

This fragment contains tablayout and viewpager. FragmentB is displayed inside viewpager. FragmentA is placed inside the parent activity, so when clicking a menu item it displays Parent Activity and inside it FragmentA with Tabs and Viewpager also FragmentB inside Viewpager.
This figure shows how it’s implemented.

Tab View Inside Navigation Drawer logicchip 2

 

public class FragmentA extends Fragment {

    private TabLayout tabLayout;
    private ViewPager mViewPager;
    private OnFragmentInteractionListener mListener;
    private SectionsPagerAdapter mSectionsPagerAdapter;
    ArrayList<String> tabName;

    public FragmentA() {
        // Required empty public constructor
    }
    public static FragmentA newInstance(String navigation) {
        FragmentA fragment = new FragmentA();
        Bundle args = new Bundle();
        args.putString(Constants.FRAG_A, navigation);
        fragment.setArguments(args);
        return fragment;
    }

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        if (getArguments() != null) {
        }
    }

    @Override
    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // Inflate the layout for this fragment
        View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_a, container, false);
        tabLayout = (TabLayout)view.findViewById(R.id.tabs);
        mViewPager = (ViewPager)view.findViewById(R.id.container);
        tabName=new ArrayList<String>();
        for(int i=0;i<7;i++){
            tabLayout.addTab(tabLayout.newTab().setText(getArguments().getString(Constants.FRAG_A)+" "+String.valueOf(i)));
            tabName.add(getArguments().getString(Constants.FRAG_A)+" "+String.valueOf(i));
        }
        tabLayout.setTabMode(TabLayout.MODE_SCROLLABLE);
        tabLayout.setTabGravity(TabLayout.GRAVITY_FILL);
        mSectionsPagerAdapter = new SectionsPagerAdapter(getChildFragmentManager(),tabLayout.getTabCount(),tabName);
        mViewPager.setAdapter(mSectionsPagerAdapter);
        mViewPager.addOnPageChangeListener(new TabLayout.TabLayoutOnPageChangeListener(tabLayout));
        tabLayout.addOnTabSelectedListener(new TabLayout.OnTabSelectedListener() {
            @Override
            public void onTabSelected(TabLayout.Tab tab) {
                mViewPager.setCurrentItem(tab.getPosition());
                getChildFragmentManager().beginTransaction().addToBackStack(null).commit();
            }
            @Override
            public void onTabUnselected(TabLayout.Tab tab) {
            }
            @Override
            public void onTabReselected(TabLayout.Tab tab) {
            }
        });
        return view;
    }


    @Override
    public void onActivityCreated(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onActivityCreated(savedInstanceState);

        // Note that we are passing childFragmentManager, not FragmentManager
        mSectionsPagerAdapter = new SectionsPagerAdapter(getChildFragmentManager(),tabLayout.getTabCount(),tabName);
        mViewPager.setAdapter(mSectionsPagerAdapter);

    }

    @Override
    public void onAttach(Context context) {
        super.onAttach(context);
        if (context instanceof OnFragmentInteractionListener) {
            mListener = (OnFragmentInteractionListener) context;
        } else {
            throw new RuntimeException(context.toString()
                    + " must implement OnFragmentInteractionListener");
        }
    }

    @Override
    public void onDetach() {
        super.onDetach();
        mListener = null;
    }


    @Override
    public void onResume() {
        super.onResume();
    }

}

fragment_a.xml

<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    tools:context="logicchip.tabwithnavigation.FragmentA">

    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:orientation="vertical">
        <android.support.design.widget.TabLayout
            android:id="@+id/tabs"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
            app:popupTheme="@style/AppTheme.PopupOverlay"
            android:theme="@style/AppTheme.AppBarOverlay"/>

        <android.support.v4.view.ViewPager
            android:id="@+id/container"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"/>

    </LinearLayout>

</FrameLayout>

 

7. MainActivity.java

The mainactivity.java is the launcher activity (parent activity) it implements navigation item selected listener and OnFragmentInteractionListener (our 2nd step mentioned above). Coding take place in the “onNavigationItemSelected (MenuItem item)” method, handling the menu items clicks. Another method name “homeFragment ()” is also created to display when starting up otherwise we get a blank screen when starting. Back pressed method “onBackPressed ()” is slightly modified to handle back click for selected drawer menu item. All the other things we need are already included in the template “Navigation Drawer Activity in Android Studio”.
Because it’s Navigation Drawer it contains more than one xml file.

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements NavigationView.OnNavigationItemSelectedListener,OnFragmentInteractionListener {
    private CoordinatorLayout coordinatorLayout;
    private ActionBarDrawerToggle toggle;
    private boolean mToolBarNavigationListenerIsRegistered = false;
    private FloatingActionButton fab;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
        Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar);
        coordinatorLayout=(CoordinatorLayout)findViewById(R.id.coordinatorLayout);

        fab = (FloatingActionButton) findViewById(R.id.fab);
        fab.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
            SnackBarMessage("Happy coding.");
            }
        });

        DrawerLayout drawer = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);
        toggle = new ActionBarDrawerToggle(
                this, drawer, toolbar, R.string.navigation_drawer_open, R.string.navigation_drawer_close);
        drawer.addDrawerListener(toggle);
        toggle.syncState();

        NavigationView navigationView = (NavigationView) findViewById(R.id.nav_view);
        navigationView.setNavigationItemSelectedListener(this);
        homeFragment();
    }

    @Override
    public void onBackPressed() {
        DrawerLayout drawer = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);
        if (drawer.isDrawerOpen(GravityCompat.START)) {
            drawer.closeDrawer(GravityCompat.START);
        } else if(getFragmentManager().getBackStackEntryCount()>0){
            getFragmentManager().popBackStack();
        }else{
            super.onBackPressed();
        }
    }


    public void SnackBarMessage(String message){
        Snackbar.make(coordinatorLayout, message, Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG).setAction("Action", null).show();
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
        return true;
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        int id = item.getItemId();

        //noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
        if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
            return true;
        }

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
    }

    @SuppressWarnings("StatementWithEmptyBody")
    @Override
    public boolean onNavigationItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle navigation view item clicks here.
        int id = item.getItemId();
        Fragment fragment = null;
        Class fragmentClass = null;
        Bundle args = new Bundle();

        switch (id){
            case R.id.nav_1:fragmentClass =FragmentA.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_A,"Import");break;
            case R.id.nav_2:fragmentClass =FragmentA.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_A,"Gallery");break;
            case R.id.nav_3:fragmentClass =FragmentA.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_A,"Slideshow");break;
            case R.id.nav_4:fragmentClass =FragmentA.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_A,"Tools");break;
            case R.id.nav_5:fragmentClass =FragmentC.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_C,"Share");break;
            case R.id.nav_6:fragmentClass =FragmentC.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_C,"Send");break;
        }
        try {
            fragment = (Fragment) fragmentClass.newInstance();
            fragment.setArguments(args);
            // Insert the fragment by replacing any existing fragment
            FragmentManager fragmentManager = getSupportFragmentManager();
            fragmentManager.beginTransaction().replace(R.id.fragment_layout_for_activity_navigation, fragment).addToBackStack(null).commit();
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
        DrawerLayout drawer = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);
        drawer.closeDrawer(GravityCompat.START);
        return true;
    }

    @Override
    public void onFragmentMessage(int TAG, String data) {

    }

    public void homeFragment(){
        try {
            Bundle args = new Bundle();
            Class fragmentClass =FragmentC.class;args.putString(Constants.FRAG_C,"Welcome");
            Fragment fragment = (Fragment) fragmentClass.newInstance();
            fragment.setArguments(args);
            FragmentManager fragmentManager = getSupportFragmentManager();
            fragmentManager.beginTransaction().replace(R.id.fragment_layout_for_activity_navigation, fragment).commit();

        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
        DrawerLayout drawer = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);
        drawer.closeDrawer(GravityCompat.START);
    }
}

app_bar_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.design.widget.CoordinatorLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:fitsSystemWindows="true"
    android:id="@+id/coordinatorLayout"
    tools:context="logicchip.tabwithnavigation.MainActivity">

    <android.support.design.widget.AppBarLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme.AppBarOverlay">

        <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
            android:id="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
            android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
            app:popupTheme="@style/AppTheme.PopupOverlay" />

    </android.support.design.widget.AppBarLayout>
    <!--
       <include layout="@layout/content_main" />
    -->
    <FrameLayout
        xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
        xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"
        tools:context="logicchip.tabwithnavigation.MainActivity"
        tools:showIn="@layout/app_bar_main"
        android:id="@+id/fragment_layout_for_activity_navigation" >

    </FrameLayout>

    <android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton
        android:id="@+id/fab"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="bottom|end"
        android:layout_margin="@dimen/fab_margin"
        app:srcCompat="@android:drawable/btn_star_big_on" />

</android.support.design.widget.CoordinatorLayout>

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29 comments on “Tab View Inside Navigation Drawer for android

    1. use string array for naming.
      private String[] tabNames = {
      “a”,
      “b”,
      “c”,…….
      };
      tabLayout.addTab(tabLayout.newTab().setText(tabNames(i)));

      use this. hope this helps

  1. Hi Akhil
    Is it posible to change the thickness of the Top bar, right now it looks to be higher than the tabs and i would like to have it on de same level so ik looks smoother
    Ruben

  2. Hi Akhil,

    thanks for the Sample.
    I compile it with Android Studio 3 and run with Emulator and Android 8.
    The problem is, that I get a shadow between toolbar and tabbar. Your picture at the beginning didn’t has this ??
    do you have any idea why ?

    Thanks & Regards Hans

  3. hellos thanks for the tutorial but my application does not look like yours because there is a separation line between the tablayout and the frame layout please help me out i want to have to have them inside the toolbar as on

    1. FragmentA and SectionsPagerAdapter decide whats the result of the selected tab, The results are shown in a reused FragmentB. You can simply modify SectionsPagerAdapter to show multiple fragments. A small example is shown below.

      public Fragment getItem(int position) {
      if(tabName.get(position).equals(“Import 0”){

      FragmentX comn=new FragmentX();
      return comn.newInstance(tabName.get(position));
      }else{

      FragmentB comn=new FragmentB();
      return comn.newInstance(tabName.get(position));
      }
      }

      1. hello i`m korean
        I do not have enough English. I want you to understand.

        i want tab(ex import 0,1,2,~) add new fragment (ex new blink fragment ->fragment_one)
        but i don`t know ㅠㅠ

        plz new source Example or detail skil

        Thank you!

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