LinkPreview

Project Url: NickM-27/LinkPreview
Introduction: An easy to use library for showing a link preview
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A convenient library to show clickable previews of links.

Features

  • Parse entire body of text to automatically find links.
  • Find links from different sources and open them in the appropriate app, falling back to a custom tab if none is found.

How Do I Use It?

Setup

Gradle

On your module's build.gradle file add this statement to the dependencies section:

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.nick.mowen.linkpreview:linkpreview:1.1.0'
}

Also make sure that the repositories section includes both jcenter and maven section with the "google()" endpoint.

repositories {
    jcenter()
    google()
}

Link Preview

Add to your layout

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical">

    ...

    <com.nick.mowen.linkpreview.view.LinkPreview
        android:id="@+id/preview"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

</LinearLayout>

Create And Setup The View

val preview: LinkPreview = findViewById(R.id.preview)
...
preview.parseTextForLink(string) //Use LinkPreview$parseTextForLink if you have a body of text that contains more than just the link
preview.setLink(linkString) //Use when you have a string that contains only the link

Customize The View

preview.articleColor = ContextCompat.getColor(this, R.color.colorPrimary) //Set the color of the custom tab that is launched on link press

//Use the load listener if you want to take extra action when a link error or success occurs
preview.loadListener = object : LinkListener {

    override fun onError() {
        Toast.makeText(this@MainActivity, "Link loading failed", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show()
    }

    override fun onSuccess(link: String) {

    }
}

Advanced Usage

You can override the LinkPreview clicklistener all together using the click listener

preview.clickListener = object : LinkClickListener {

        override fun onLinkClicked(view: View?, url: String) {

        }
}

Appications using LinkPreview

Icon Application
Texpert

Please email me or send a pull request if you would like to be added here.

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Developed By

Nick Mowen - nick@nicknackdevelopment.com

Contributions

Any contributions are welcome!

License

Copyright 2018 Nick Nack Developments

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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