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added in version 25.4.0
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Parallax

public abstract class Parallax
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.support.v17.leanback.widget.Parallax<PropertyT extends android.util.Property>
Known Direct Subclasses
Known Indirect Subclasses


Parallax tracks a list of dynamic Propertys typically representing foreground UI element positions on screen. Parallax keeps a list of ParallaxEffect objects which define rules to mapping property values to ParallaxTarget.

Example: // when Property "var1" changes from 15 to max value, perform parallax effect to // change myView's translationY from 0 to 100. Parallax parallax = new Parallax() {...}; p1 = parallax.addProperty("var1"); parallax.addEffect(p1.at(15), p1.atMax()) .target(myView, PropertyValuesHolder.ofFloat("translationY", 0, 100));

To create a ParallaxEffect, user calls addEffect(PropertyMarkerValue[]) with a list of Parallax.PropertyMarkerValue which defines the range of Parallax.IntProperty or Parallax.FloatProperty. Then user adds ParallaxTarget into ParallaxEffect.

App may subclass Parallax.IntProperty or Parallax.FloatProperty to supply additional information about how to retrieve Property value. RecyclerViewParallax is a great example of Parallax implementation tracking child view positions on screen.

    Restrictions of properties
  • FloatProperty and IntProperty cannot be mixed in one Parallax
  • Values must be in ascending order.
  • If the UI element is unknown above screen, use UNKNOWN_BEFORE.
  • if the UI element is unknown below screen, use UNKNOWN_AFTER.
  • UNKNOWN_BEFORE and UNKNOWN_AFTER are not allowed to be next to each other.
These rules will be verified at runtime.

Subclass must override updateValues() to update property values and perform ParallaxEffects. Subclass may call updateValues() automatically e.g. RecyclerViewParallax calls updateValues() in RecyclerView scrolling. App might call updateValues() manually when Parallax is unaware of the value change. For example, when a slide transition is running, RecyclerViewParallax is unaware of translation value changes; it's the app's responsibility to call updateValues() in every frame of animation.

Summary

Nested classes

class Parallax.FloatProperty

FloatProperty provide access to an index based integer type property inside Parallax

class Parallax.IntProperty

IntProperty provide access to an index based integer type property inside Parallax

class Parallax.PropertyMarkerValue<PropertyT>

Class holding a fixed value for a Property in Parallax

Public constructors

Parallax()

Public methods

ParallaxEffect addEffect(PropertyMarkerValue... ranges)

Create a ParallaxEffect object that will track source variable changes within a provided set of ranges.

final PropertyT addProperty(String name)

Add a new IntProperty in the Parallax object.

abstract PropertyT createProperty(String name, int index)

Create a new Property object.

List<ParallaxEffect> getEffects()

Returns a list of ParallaxEffect object which defines rules to perform mapping to multiple ParallaxTargets.

abstract float getMaxValue()

Return the max value which is typically size of parent visible area, e.g.

final List<PropertyT> getProperties()
void removeAllEffects()

Remove all ParallaxEffect objects.

void removeEffect(ParallaxEffect effect)

Remove the ParallaxEffect object.

void updateValues()

Update property values and perform ParallaxEffects.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

Parallax

added in version 25.4.0
Parallax ()

Public methods

addEffect

added in version 25.4.0
ParallaxEffect addEffect (PropertyMarkerValue... ranges)

Create a ParallaxEffect object that will track source variable changes within a provided set of ranges.

Parameters
ranges PropertyMarkerValue: A list of marker values that defines the ranges.

Returns
ParallaxEffect Newly created ParallaxEffect object.

addProperty

added in version 25.4.0
PropertyT addProperty (String name)

Add a new IntProperty in the Parallax object. App may override createProperty(String, int).

Parameters
name String: Name of the property.

Returns
PropertyT Newly created Property object.

createProperty

added in version 25.4.0
PropertyT createProperty (String name, 
                int index)

Create a new Property object. App does not directly call this method. See addProperty(String).

Parameters
name String

index int: Index of the property in this Parallax object.

Returns
PropertyT Newly created Property object.

getEffects

added in version 25.4.0
List<ParallaxEffect> getEffects ()

Returns a list of ParallaxEffect object which defines rules to perform mapping to multiple ParallaxTargets.

Returns
List<ParallaxEffect> A list of ParallaxEffect object.

getMaxValue

added in version 25.4.0
float getMaxValue ()

Return the max value which is typically size of parent visible area, e.g. RecyclerView's height if we are tracking Y position of a child. The size can be used to calculate marker value using the provided fraction of FloatPropertyMarkerValue.

Returns
float Size of parent visible area.

getProperties

added in version 25.4.0
List<PropertyT> getProperties ()

Returns
List<PropertyT> A unmodifiable list of properties.

removeAllEffects

added in version 25.4.0
void removeAllEffects ()

Remove all ParallaxEffect objects.

removeEffect

added in version 25.4.0
void removeEffect (ParallaxEffect effect)

Remove the ParallaxEffect object.

Parameters
effect ParallaxEffect: The ParallaxEffect object to remove.

updateValues

added in version 25.4.0
void updateValues ()

Update property values and perform ParallaxEffects. Subclass may override and call super.updateValues() after updated properties values.