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Android ActivitySceneTransitionBasic Sample

This sample shows how to use scene transitions from one Activity to another in Lollipop. Uses a combination of changeImageTransform and changeBounds to transition a grid of images to an Activity with a large image and detail text.


Android Lollipop has introduced the ability to transition between activities by using a shared element. This sample demonstrates how to do this using the theme of your application.

See Defining Custom Animations for all the details on how to do this.


  • Android SDK 26
  • Android Build Tools v26.0.1
  • Android Support Repository


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Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


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Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


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compile 'com.squareup.picasso:picasso:2.4.0'

compileSdkVersion 26

minSdkVersion 21

targetSdkVersion 26


versionCode 1

versionName 1.0


versionCode 1

versionName 1.0


  • android.permission.INTERNET




Our main Activity in this sample. Displays a grid of items which an image and title. When the user clicks on an item, {@link DetailActivity} is launched, using the Activity Scene Transitions framework to animatedly do so.

Called when an item in the {@link android.widget.GridView} is clicked. Here will launch the {@link DetailActivity}, using the Scene Transition animation functionality.

Now create an {@link} instance using the {@link ActivityOptionsCompat#makeSceneTransitionAnimation(Activity, Pair[])} factory method.

{@link android.widget.BaseAdapter} which displays items.


Our secondary Activity which is launched from {@link MainActivity}. Has a simple detail UI which has a large banner image, title and body text.

Set the name of the view's which will be transition to, using the static values above. This could be done in the layout XML, but exposing it via static variables allows easy querying from other Activities

Load the item's thumbnail image into our {@link ImageView}.

Load the item's full-size image into our {@link ImageView}.

Try and add a {@link Transition.TransitionListener} to the entering shared element {@link Transition}. We do this so that we can load the full-size image after the transition has completed. * @return true if we were successful in adding a listener to the enter transition