android – Can a custom view be used as a TabItem?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

The TabLayout class in android provides you with a TabItem that can let you specify a text and a icon.
Is it possible to use a custom view as a TabItem?

My tab would look like this

enter image description here

as you can see besides an icon and a text label, I also have a notification symbol (a number inside a yellow circle). how can I make tabs like this?

How to solve:

In certain cases, instead of the default tab view we may want to apply a custom XML layout for each tab. To achieve this, iterate over all the TabLayout.Tabs after attaching the sliding tabs to the pager:

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        // Get the ViewPager and set it's PagerAdapter so that it can display items
        ViewPager viewPager = (ViewPager) findViewById(R.id.viewpager);
        SampleFragmentPagerAdapter pagerAdapter = 
            new SampleFragmentPagerAdapter(getSupportFragmentManager(), MainActivity.this);
        viewPager.setAdapter(pagerAdapter);

        // Give the TabLayout the ViewPager
        TabLayout tabLayout = (TabLayout) findViewById(R.id.sliding_tabs);
        tabLayout.setupWithViewPager(viewPager);

        // Iterate over all tabs and set the custom view
        for (int i = 0; i < tabLayout.getTabCount(); i++) {
            TabLayout.Tab tab = tabLayout.getTabAt(i);
            tab.setCustomView(pagerAdapter.getTabView(i));
        }
    }

    //...
} 

Next, we add the getTabView(position) method to the SampleFragmentPagerAdapter class:

public class SampleFragmentPagerAdapter extends FragmentPagerAdapter {
   private String tabTitles[] = new String[] { "Tab1", "Tab2" };
   private int[] imageResId = { R.drawable.ic_one, R.drawable.ic_two };

    public View getTabView(int position) {
        // Given you have a custom layout in `res/layout/custom_tab.xml` with a TextView and ImageView
        View v = LayoutInflater.from(context).inflate(R.layout.custom_tab, null);
        TextView tv = (TextView) v.findViewById(R.id.textView);
        tv.setText(tabTitles[position]);
        ImageView img = (ImageView) v.findViewById(R.id.imgView);
        img.setImageResource(imageResId[position]);
        return v;
    }

} 

With this you can setup any custom tab content for each page in the adapter.

SOURCE

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Try this

private View mCustomView;
private ImageView mImageViewCustom;
private TextView mTextViewCustom;
private int count = 0;

public View getCustomTab() {
        mCustomView = LayoutInflater.from(NewHomePageActivity.this).inflate(R.layout.custom_tab, null);
        mImageViewCustom = (ImageView) mCustomView.findViewById(R.id.custom_tab_imageView);
        mTextViewCustom = (TextView) mCustomView.findViewById(R.id.custom_tab_textView_count);
        if (count > 0) {
            mTextViewCustom.setVisibility(View.VISIBLE);
            mTextViewCustom.setText(String.valueOf(count));
        } else {
            mTextViewCustom.setVisibility(View.GONE);
        }
        return mCustomView;
    }

private void setupTabIcons() {
        tabLayout.getTabAt(0).setIcon(R.mipmap.ic_home_gray_48);
        tabLayout.getTabAt(1).setIcon(R.mipmap.ic_follow_gray_48);
        tabLayout.getTabAt(2).setIcon(R.mipmap.ic_follower_gray_48);
        tabLayout.getTabAt(3).setIcon(R.mipmap.ic_news_event_gray_48);
        tabLayout.getTabAt(4).setCustomView(getCustomTab());
        tabLayout.getTabAt(5).setIcon(R.mipmap.ic_menu_gray_48);
    }

XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:background="@color/colorPrimary">

    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/custom_tab_imageView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@mipmap/ic_bell_gray_48"
        android:contentDescription="@string/image_dsc" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/custom_tab_textView_count"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="right"
        android:layout_marginEnd="5dp"
        android:layout_marginRight="5dp"
        android:layout_marginBottom="5dp"
        android:background="@drawable/shape_circle"
        android:padding="2dp"
        android:text="1"
        android:textColor="@color/colorWhite"
        android:textSize="11sp" />

</FrameLayout>

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you can use any layout for each tab item. Firstly add TabItems to TabLayout like that; (my layout has 2 textview and 1 image for each tab)

<com.google.android.material.tabs.TabLayout
    android:id="@+id/tabLayout"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent">

    <com.google.android.material.tabs.TabItem
        android:id="@+id/ti_payroll_tab_tab1"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout="@layout/your_custom_layout" />

    <com.google.android.material.tabs.TabItem
        android:id="@+id/ti_payroll_tab_tab2"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout="@layout/your_custom_layout" />
</com.google.android.material.tabs.TabLayout>

Then you must find and set views in custom layout.

TabLayout.Tab tab1 = tabLayout.getTabAt(0);

tvTab1Title = tab1.getCustomView().findViewById(R.id.txt_payroll_tab_title);
tvTab1Value = tab1.getCustomView().findViewById(R.id.txt_payroll_tab_value);
ivTab1 = tab1.getCustomView().findViewById(R.id.img_payroll_tab_image);

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