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Beautiful text spread your wings with Spannables

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Beautiful text spread your wings with Spannables

  1. 1. Beautiful Text Spread your Wings with Spannables by Stacy Devino
  2. 2. Prepare for the Puns and GIFs - SNS
  3. 3. Spannables What are they? Why would I need to use them? Why not just HTML? Types Editable SpannableString / Builder SpannableFactory Priority Spanned Speciality Language with LocaleSpan Making Pictures DrawableSpan ImageSpan IconMarginSpan DynamicSpans MaskFilterSpan BackgroundColorSpan Accessibility TtsSpan TTsSpanBuilder String / General Spans TextAppearanceSpan TypefaceSpan BulletSpan StrikethroughSpan QuoteSpan….. etc. StyleSpan ReplacementSpan ClickableSpan RelativeSizeSpan SubscriptSpan SuggestionSpan SuperscriptSpan Spanning the Details
  4. 4. Android Encyclopedia of Spans bit.ly/Spannablepedia
  5. 5. Some Examples
  6. 6. You can have multiple types of objects in a SINGLE LINE✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Renders Quickly, more so than large Html.toText() content (OMG less data!) Allows more programmatic control and simpler XML layouts Perfect Scaling on every device - future proof *depending on use* Use embedded resources like Fonts and Pictures But Why?
  7. 7. Simplifying Views You can have a single View replace appx 4-6 Views / Objects in even simple examples. Only Way Sometimes there just isn’t a good way to do it without making your own custom view object. Use existing Android Resources easily. Better Views
  8. 8. Spannable Base class Supports All Span Types Allows you to have a Span without content in its Constructor Ideal for when an object will be reassigned and reused SpannableFactory SpannableString SpannableString.Builder Immutable Basically, it is Spannable + String with or without options in it’s Constructor Supports everything that a standard Spannable does Editable Dynamic Edit-able < Use for EditText input Ideally, good for custom chatbots Supports all Span Types (but be careful on some as the span may not be edit-able) Spannables Types
  9. 9. The EZ-E of Strings Input: Simple String Example Output: Simple String Example String simpleString = "Simple String Example"; String textToBold = "Simple"; SpannableString content =new SpannableString(simpleString); //Bold Italic Text content.setSpan(new StyleSpan(Typeface.BOLD_ITALIC), simpleString.indexOf(textToBold), simpleString.indexOf(textToBold) + textToBold.length(), Spannable.SPAN_EXCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE); //Spanned myTextView.setText(content); Simple Text Spannables & Spans
  10. 10. The Only-Way Strings Input: Simple String Example Continued New Output: Simple String Example String textToStrike = "String"; //Strikethrough - not possible using Html.toText() content.setSpan(new StrikethroughSpan(), simpleString.indexOf(textToStrike), simpleString.indexOf(textToBold) + textToBold.length(), Spannable.SPAN_EXCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE); //Spanned //Change Font Color (since font is the foreground) content.setSpan(new ForegroundColorSpan(getColor(Color.PURPLE)), simpleString.indexOf(textToStrike), simpleString.indexOf(textToBold) + textToBold.length(), Spannable.SPAN_EXCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE); //Spanned Fancy Text Spans
  11. 11. The Only-Way Strings Input: Simple String Example Continued New Output: Simple String Example String textToClick= "Example"; ClickableSpan clickableSpan = new ClickableSpan() { @Override public void onClick(View textView) { //Set Some Kind of Clickable Action startActivity(new Intent(MyActivity.this, NextActivity.class));} @Override public void updateDrawState(TextPaint textPaint) { super.updateDrawState(textPaint); textPaint.setUnderlineText(true); textPaint.setColor(getColor(Color.BLUE);} }; Clicky Action Spans
  12. 12. Woah Canvas ReplacementSpan has both Canvas and Characters which is good for Combining Objects on top of each other without Overdraw public class RedRoundedBackgroundSpan extends ReplacementSpan { private int CORNER_RADIUS = 5; private int backgroundColor = 0; private int textColor = 0; public RedRoundedBackgroundSpan(Context context) {super(); backgroundColor = context.getColor(Color.RED; textColor = context.getColor(Color.WHITE);} @Override public void draw(Canvas canvas, CharSequence text, int start, int end, float x, int top, int y, int bottom, Paint paint) { RectF rect = new RectF(x, top, x + measureText(paint, text, start, end), bottom); paint.setColor(backgroundColor); canvas.drawRoundRect(rect, CORNER_RADIUS, CORNER_RADIUS, paint); paint.setColor(textColor); canvas.drawText(text, start, end, x, y, paint);} @Override public int getSize(Paint paint, CharSequence text, int start, int end, Paint.FontMetricsInt fm) { return Math.round(paint.measureText(text, start, end)); } private float measureText(Paint paint, CharSequence text, int start, int end) { return paint.measureText(text, start, end);} } //End of class Custom Replacement Spans Canvas skillz always useful
  13. 13. Usual Way, not very malleable and can’t do fancy Locale / Language : SpannableString content = new SpannableString(String.format(Locale.US, "%.2f", "Forced Locale String")); Using LocaleSpan: LocaleSpan localSpan = new LocaleSpan(new Locale("en", "US")); Speciality Spans Locale Pictures Accessibility
  14. 14. Adding in a Bitmap or Drawable Dynamic / DrawableSpan, ImageSpan, IconMarginSpan Drawable yao = getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.reallyface); yao.setBounds(0, 0, yao.getIntrinsicWidth(), yao.getIntrinsicHeight()); ImageSpan span = new ImageSpan(yao, ImageSpan.ALIGN_BASELINE); YES! Speciality Spans Locale Pictures Accessibility
  15. 15. Playing with Color BackgroundSpan / ForegroundSpan / MaskFilterSpan or like here with Replacement Span Speciality Spans Locale Pictures Accessibility BlurMaskFilter blurFilter = new BlurMaskFilter(2.0f, BlurMaskFilter.Blur.NORMAL); MaskFilterSpan blurMask = new MaskFilterSpan(blurFilter); //Now, you can make text Blurry! Any type of Mask can be used here.
  16. 16. Accessibility with Text-to-Speech TTSSpan and all of its children are part of the Text-To-Speech parsing of your text boxes. public static TtsSpan getPhoneTtsSpan(String phoneNumberString){ final TtsSpan.TelephoneBuilder builder=new TtsSpan.TelephoneBuilder(); if (phoneNumber == null) { builder.setNumberParts(splitAtNonNumerics(phoneNumberString)); } else { if (phoneNumber.hasCountryCode()) { builder.setCountryCode(Integer.toString(phoneNumber.getCountryCode()))} builder.setNumberParts(Long.toString(phoneNumber.getNationalNumber())); } return builder.build(); } Speciality Spans Locale Pictures Accessibility
  17. 17. SpanWatcher - Essentially a listener for span removal /add / change✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Animating Spans using SpanWatcher (usually in an Editable) The MANY types of Spanned (Inclusive, Exclusive, etc) Playing with making many types of Canvas backgrounds GO BACK and REMOVE ALL Html.toText() references in ALL APPS! Bonus Points
  18. 18. Special Thanks Alkami Technology (my employer) 360|Andev Lisa Wray (@lisawrayz)
  19. 19. Slides: bit.ly/Spannable About Me: • Native Apps Lead - Alkami Technology (FinTech) • Intel Innovator, DMS Member, Vintage game collector/restorer, 6Sigma Black Belt, Sneakerhead • Google Developer Group Organizer / Women Techmakers Lead for Dallas / GDG South Mentor WEBSITES www.stacydevino.com www.ledgoes.com www.openbrite.com EMAIL childofthehorn@gmail.com nerds@openbrite.com LinkedIn .linkedin.com/in/stacy-devi no-40ba6815/ TWITTER @DoesitPew

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