Android APIs
public class

LevelListDrawable

extends DrawableContainer
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.graphics.drawable.Drawable
     ↳ android.graphics.drawable.DrawableContainer
       ↳ android.graphics.drawable.LevelListDrawable

Class Overview

A resource that manages a number of alternate Drawables, each assigned a maximum numerical value. Setting the level value of the object with setLevel(int) will load the image with the next greater or equal value assigned to its max attribute. A good example use of a LevelListDrawable would be a battery level indicator icon, with different images to indicate the current battery level.

It can be defined in an XML file with the <level-list> element. Each Drawable level is defined in a nested <item>. For example:

 <level-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <item android:maxLevel="0" android:drawable="@drawable/ic_wifi_signal_1" />
  <item android:maxLevel="1" android:drawable="@drawable/ic_wifi_signal_2" />
  <item android:maxLevel="2" android:drawable="@drawable/ic_wifi_signal_3" />
  <item android:maxLevel="3" android:drawable="@drawable/ic_wifi_signal_4" />
 </level-list>

With this XML saved into the res/drawable/ folder of the project, it can be referenced as the drawable for an ImageView. The default image is the first in the list. It can then be changed to one of the other levels with setImageLevel(int). For more information, see the guide to Drawable Resources.

Summary

XML Attributes
Attribute Name Related Method Description
android:drawable Reference to a drawable resource to use for the frame. 
android:maxLevel The maximum level allowed for this item. 
android:minLevel The minimum level allowed for this item. 
Public Constructors
LevelListDrawable()
Public Methods
void addLevel(int low, int high, Drawable drawable)
void inflate(Resources r, XmlPullParser parser, AttributeSet attrs, Resources.Theme theme)
Inflate this Drawable from an XML resource optionally styled by a theme.
Drawable mutate()
Make this drawable mutable.
Protected Methods
boolean onLevelChange(int level)
Override this in your subclass to change appearance if you vary based on level.
void setConstantState(DrawableContainer.DrawableContainerState state)
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Inherited Methods
From class android.graphics.drawable.DrawableContainer
From class android.graphics.drawable.Drawable
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.graphics.drawable.Drawable.Callback

XML Attributes

android:drawable

Reference to a drawable resource to use for the frame. If not given, the drawable must be defined by the first child tag.

Must be a reference to another resource, in the form "@[+][package:]type:name" or to a theme attribute in the form "?[package:][type:]name".

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol drawable.

Related Methods

android:maxLevel

The maximum level allowed for this item.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol maxLevel.

Related Methods

android:minLevel

The minimum level allowed for this item.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol minLevel.

Related Methods

Public Constructors

public LevelListDrawable ()

Added in API level 1

Public Methods

public void addLevel (int low, int high, Drawable drawable)

Added in API level 1

Parameters
low int
high int
drawable Drawable

public void inflate (Resources r, XmlPullParser parser, AttributeSet attrs, Resources.Theme theme)

Added in API level 21

Inflate this Drawable from an XML resource optionally styled by a theme.

Parameters
r Resources: Resources used to resolve attribute values
parser XmlPullParser: XML parser from which to inflate this Drawable
attrs AttributeSet: Base set of attribute values
theme Resources.Theme: Theme to apply, may be null
Throws
XmlPullParserException
IOException

public Drawable mutate ()

Added in API level 3

Make this drawable mutable. This operation cannot be reversed. A mutable drawable is guaranteed to not share its state with any other drawable. This is especially useful when you need to modify properties of drawables loaded from resources. By default, all drawables instances loaded from the same resource share a common state; if you modify the state of one instance, all the other instances will receive the same modification. Calling this method on a mutable Drawable will have no effect.

Returns
Drawable This drawable.

Protected Methods

protected boolean onLevelChange (int level)

Added in API level 1

Override this in your subclass to change appearance if you vary based on level.

Parameters
level int
Returns
boolean Returns true if the level change has caused the appearance of the Drawable to change (that is, it needs to be drawn), else false if it looks the same and there is no need to redraw it since its last level.

protected void setConstantState (DrawableContainer.DrawableContainerState state)

Added in API level 1

Parameters
state DrawableContainer.DrawableContainerState