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What is Android Toast?
- A toast provides simple feedback about an operation in a small popup. It only fills the amount of space required for the message and the current activity remains visible and interactive.
- For example, navigating away from an email before you send it triggers a "Draft saved" toast to let you know that you can continue editing later.
- Toasts automatically disappear after a timeout.
- Toast is a solution for android developer when required to notify user about an operation without expecting any user input.
- This provides a small popup that displays for a small period and fades out automatically after timeout. Sometimes developers use this for debugging.
- In Android, Toast is a notification message that pop up, display a certain amount of time, and automatically fades in and out, most people just use it for debugging purpose.
Code snippets to create a Toast message :
In this tutorial, we will show you two Toast examples :
- Normal Toast view.
- Custom Toast view.
1. Normal Toast View
- Simple Toast example.
File : res/layout/main.xml
File : MainActivity.java
- See Demo - android emulator - android tutorial, when a button is clicked, display a normal Toast message.
2. Custom Toast View
- Enchance above example by customize the original Toastview.
File : res/layout/custom_toast.xml - This is the custom Toast view.
File : MainActivity.java - Read comment, to get above custom view and attach to Toast.
- See Demo - android emulator - android tutorial, when a button is clicked, display the custom Toast message.