Android Sample: ViewPager


ViewPager is a common component in Android applications. Here is an sample written in Kotlin.

Sample feature:

Layout XML

We need two elements in the main structure: Button and ViewPager. Button used for making the two page changing. ViewPager contains the color pages we have.

Here just showing the structure of view.

<LinearLayout android:orientation="vertical" >
    <Button android:id="@+id/main_jump"/> 
    <ViewPager android:id="@+id/main_viewPager" />

Page Fragments

Now define an Fragment as Page which contains in ViewPager.Implements views which we want to present in onCreateView().

class Page : Fragment() {
    override fun onCreateView(inflater: LayoutInflater?, container: ViewGroup?, savedInstanceState: Bundle?): View? {
        val colors: Array<Int> = arrayOf(Color.BLACK, Color.GREEN, Color.CYAN, Color.YELLOW, Color.LTGRAY)
        val view = TextView(context)
        view.layoutParams = ViewGroup.LayoutParams(MATCH_PARENT, MATCH_PARENT)
        view.text = arguments.getString("title")
        view.gravity = Gravity.CENTER
        view.setBackgroundColor(colors[Integer.valueOf(view.text.toString()) % colors.size])
        return view

Main Activity

Setup ViewPager

Setup what page to show up. Implements getitem() for item views and getCount() for number of pages.

Here we pass position to Fragments for displaying different content in pages.

val viewPage = findViewById<ViewPager>(
viewPage.adapter = object : FragmentPagerAdapter(supportFragmentManager) {
    override fun getItem(position: Int): Fragment {
        val bundle = Bundle()
        bundle.putString("title", position.toString())
        val page = Page()
        page.arguments = bundle
        return page
    override fun getCount(): Int = 10
Setup user event

And catching the event of Button for triggering the page jumping. Although the event itself is pointless. Just showing how to jump page programmatically by user trigger. We can replace it with any user events.

findViewById<View>( {
    viewPage.setCurrentItem((viewPage.currentItem + 2) % 10, true)


This sample shows how to display Pages with ViewPager.As we can see, constructing pages with ViewPager has two main thing to implement:

Source code

You can also check out the official tutorial for more details.