Introduction: Android library for getting lightweight DrawingActivity into your Android app
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A lightweight android library for including a drawing experience to your android app.

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Up to now, the library is only available in JitPack. Please add this code to your build.gradle file on project level:

allprojects {
  repositories {
    maven { url 'https://jitpack.io' }

To load the library into your project use this code in the build.gradle file within the app module:

  implementation 'com.github.mrgames13:DrawingActivity:1.0.4'


To use the DrawingActivity, include this code in a event function:


Thus REQ_DRAWING is a constant of type integer to specify the request code for the returning intent for the onActivityResult method.

You are able to catch the event of finishing the drawing and exiting the DrawingActivty by using the onActivityResult method like that:

if(requestCode == REQ_DRAWING && resultCode == RESULT_OK && data != null) {
    String drawing_path = data.getStringExtra(DrawingActivity.DRAWING_PATH);
    Toast.makeText(this, drawing_path, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

Replace the Toast with your own code, processing the returned image (Loading the image into your app, sharing it, cropping it, etc.).

You can customize the appearance of the DrawingActivity using following arguments when building the Activity with DrawingActivityBuilder:

Method Description
enableToast(boolean enabled) Enables or disables the toast on Activity startup (You can see the toast on the animated demo above).
setTitle(String title) This method sets the title in the toolbar at the top of the DrawingActivity.
setDefaultUtility(int utility) You can set the default utility which will be selected at the startup of the Activity. You have to pass an integer argument to this method. The utility constants can be accessed by using e.g. DrawingActivity.UTILITY_PENCIL or DrawingActivity.UTILITY_AIR_BRUSH.

This library uses following third party libraries:

Thank you for using the DrawingActivity!

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