Project Url: android/android-ktx
Introduction: A set of Kotlin extensions for Android app development.
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A set of Kotlin extensions for Android app development. The goal of Android KTX is to make Android development with Kotlin more concise, pleasant, and idiomatic. It is an explicit goal of this project to not add any new feature to the existing Android APIs.


val uri = Uri.parse(myUriString)

Kotlin with Android KTX:

val uri = myUriString.toUri()


    .putBoolean("key", value)

Kotlin with Android KTX:

sharedPreferences.edit {
    putBoolean("key", value)


val pathDifference = Path(myPath1).apply {
    op(myPath2, Path.Op.DIFFERENCE)

canvas.apply {
  val checkpoint = save()
  translate(0F, 100F)
  drawPath(pathDifference, myPaint)

Kotlin with Android KTX:

val pathDifference = myPath1 - myPath2

canvas.withTranslation(y = 100F) {
    drawPath(pathDifference, myPaint)


    object : ViewTreeObserver.OnPreDrawListener {
        override fun onPreDraw(): Boolean {
            return true

Kotlin with Android KTX:

view.doOnPreDraw {

Getting Started

To add Android KTX to your project, add the following to your app module's build.gradle:

repositories {

dependencies {
    implementation 'androidx.core:core-ktx:0.1'

Then, in your Kotlin files where you'd like to use the extensions, import the appropriate packages.

Project Status

This project is currently in preview, and we are seeking feedback from the community. We encourage you to try Android KTX so you can suggest ideas and report issues. Please see the "How to Contribute" section if you would like to contribute.

During the preview period, the Android KTX APIs may change at anytime. When the project reaches a stable state, we will update it to version 1.0 (or later). From that point forward, we will be much more rigorous and careful about maintaining API compatibility.

This project does not currently cover the Android Support Library or Architecture Components APIs.

How to Contribute

We welcome your contributions to this project. There are various ways to contribute:

Reporting issues

Help improve the project by reporting issues that you find by filing a new issue at the Android KTX issue tracker.

Features suggestions

You can also add feature suggestions by filing a new issue at the Android KTX issue tracker.


You can help by adding or improving existing documentation. Simply send us a pull request for us to consider your proposed changes.

Bug fixes

Pull requests are welcome for minor bug fixes that do not involve any changes to existing API. These changes should ideally be accompanied by a test case that would have otherwise failed without the fix.

New API or API changes

Pull requests for new APIs or changes to existing APIs are welcome, but may require a bit of discussion. Consider creating an issue to discuss any changes before you implement the change.

Before submitting,

  • If you are making an API change, run ./gradlew updateApi and commit any changes in the api/ directory.
  • Check that lint, unit tests, and code style enforcement all pass by running ./gradlew check.
  • Check that instrumentation tests pass by starting an API 26 or newer emulator and running ./gradlew connectedCheck

Note: First-time contributors to a Google or Android project will be required to sign a CLA.


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