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How to Create a Simple Snackbar in Android

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Introduced in Material Design, SnackBars are similar to Toast messages but have an additional action for the user to interact with. A SnackBar appears at the bottom of the  screen and has to be swiped off in order to be dismissed.

Setting the CoordinatorLayout as a view parameter enables swipe-to-dismiss and automatically moves widgets.

The duration of a Snackbar can be set using

  • LENGTH_SHORT
  • LENGTH_LONG
  • LENGTH_INDEFINITE.

Let’s see a practical example of the Snackbar in action by creating a simple app.

How to Create a SnackBar App in Android Studio

1. Create a New Android Studio Project, choose an empty activity and leave the default activity name.

2. Open build.gradle and insert the following dependencies.

3. Insert the following code into activity_main.xml.

4.  Make the following changes into MainActivity.java:

5. Start the app, it should look like this:

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