Android Question Whatsapp camera tab fullscreen

José J. Aguilar

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Hi all:

Is possible to reproduce the way whatsapp shows the camera panel when you slide the camera tab?
I've been searching the forum, "hiding title bar", "inmersive mode", "full screen theme"... but reading this post of Erel, I think it's not possible.
I know I can initialize the camera to a panel in the tab, and it's similar, but whatsapp, when the tab is full showed, fills the screen.

I mean this "effect"

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JordiCP

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Oops, I'm late!:)

A second approach with the camera in a tabstrip.
Just fusioned Erel's Tabstrip and CameraEx example, with minor modifications for a simple trick

  • The layout is not directly loaded to an activity, but to a container panel with the same size as the Activity, plus a vertical offset, equal to the Tabstrip header size.
  • Changed the Panel1 name of the CameraEx class to CameraPanel (also in the "1" layout) for clearness
  • Added an intermediate panel (PanelTrick) to the rest of already-made layouts, that extends the whole activity. Current container panel for each layout is now a child of PanelTrick, with bottom anchors = 50dip, the rest of them = 0
  • Some magic when we scroll the pages.

In fact whatsapp approach is different since what it does is to 'reveal' (not scroll) the camera panel, that is behind the scenes
 

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DonManfred

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Not the only one in this forum, neither the first to do it
And not the last btw. I´ve just changed mine too. I don´t want my Avatar getting ill as he is always present in the forums.... 😂 😷
 
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JordiCP

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Ops! As the first post was without a title bar, I thought that this was the case.
Is it an Activity TitleBar or a custom panel?
Let me check...
 
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JordiCP

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I have tried to hide and show the title with this, and it works, but an empty space appears at the bottom that can't be used in any way.

If you want to use a panel instead of a titleBar, it can be done more easily.🤷‍♂️
 
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