Show Progress Bar with Text and Title in Android

In an Android application using web services or any other operations like downloading data or any process which may take time to get completed, it is always a good social behavior to show a decent progress message. A simple loader image can’t tell much about the process going on. So here we will discuss three methods of showing progress bars.

  1. Progress Bar with loader icon and message with it.
  2. Progress Bar with loader icon, title, and message with it.
  3. Progress Bar with loader icon, title, percentage and message with it.

Show Progress Bar with loader icon and message with it.

Activity’s onCreate method add following code

progressDialog = new ProgressDialog(this);

After the onCreate method add below two methods to show and hide ProgressBar loader.

    // Method to show Progress bar
    private void showProgressDialogWithTitle(String substring) {
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_SPINNER);
        //Without this user can hide loader by tapping outside screen
        progressDialog.setCancelable(false);
        progressDialog.setMessage(substring);
        progressDialog.show();
    }
    
    // Method to hide/ dismiss Progress bar
    private void hideProgressDialogWithTitle() {
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_SPINNER);
        progressDialog.dismiss();
    }

 

Show Progress Bar with Title and Text beside loader icon.

 

Activity’s onCreate method add following code

progressDialog = new ProgressDialog(this);

After the onCreate method add below two methods to show and hide ProgressBar loader.

    // Method to show Progress bar
    private void showProgressDialogWithTitle(String title,String substring) {
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_SPINNER);
        //Without this user can hide loader by tapping outside screen
        progressDialog.setCancelable(false);
        //Setting Title
        progressDialog.setTitle(title);
        progressDialog.setMessage(substring);
        progressDialog.show();

    }

    // Method to hide/ dismiss Progress bar
    private void hideProgressDialogWithTitle() {
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_SPINNER);
        progressDialog.dismiss();
    }

 

Show Progress Bar with Title, Text and Progress Percentage of Downloading beside loader icon.

Add the following code before onCreate method.

    ProgressDialog progressDialog;
    private int progressStatus = 0;
    private Handler handler = new Handler();

Activity’s onCreate method add following code

progressDialog = new ProgressDialog(this);

After the onCreate method add below two methods to show and hide ProgressBar loader.

    // Method to show Progress bar
    private void showProgressDialogWithTitle(String title,String substring) {
        progressDialog.setTitle(title);
        progressDialog.setMessage(substring);
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_HORIZONTAL);
        progressDialog.setCancelable(false);
        progressDialog.setMax(100);
        progressDialog.show();

        // Start Process Operation in a background thread
        new Thread(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                while (progressStatus < 100) {
                    try{
                        // This is mock thread using sleep to show progress
                        Thread.sleep(200);
                        progressStatus += 5;
                    } catch (InterruptedException e){
                        e.printStackTrace();
                    }
                    // Change percentage in the progress bar
                    handler.post(new Runnable() {
                        public void run() {
                            progressDialog.setProgress(progressStatus);
                        }
                    });
                }
                //hide Progressbar after finishing process
                hideProgressDialogWithTitle();
            }
        }).start();

    }

    // Method to hide/ dismiss Progress bar
    private void hideProgressDialogWithTitle() {
        progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_SPINNER);
        progressDialog.dismiss();
    }

 

let me know if you face any issue.

Happy coding...   🙂

2 thoughts on “Show Progress Bar with Text and Title in Android

  • above code give us the error
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method ‘void android.app.ProgressDialog.setProgressStyle(int)’ on a null object reference
    progressDialog.setProgressStyle(ProgressDialog.STYLE_HORIZONTAL);

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