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Android CustomTransition Sample

This sample shows how to implement a custom Transition extending the standard Transition class.


In order to create a custom Transition, you first need to override captureStartValues and captureEndValues. In those method, you have to extract all the relevant properties from a View. These methods are called for each of the Views in the hierarchy.

Then, you need to override [createAnimator][3] and create an Animator based on the property values you extracted. This method will also be called for each of the Views in the hierarchy. If you want to skip some Views, simply return null.

The instantiated custom Transition can be applied by passing it as the second parameter of [TransitionManager.go][4].

TransitionManager.go(mScenes[mCurrentScene], mTransition);

[3]:, android.transition.TransitionValues, android.transition.TransitionValues) [4]:, android.transition.Transition)


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



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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A simple launcher activity containing a summary sample description, sample log and a custom {@link} which can display a view.

For devices with displays with a width of 720dp or greater, the sample log is always visible, on other devices it's visibility is controlled by an item on the Action Bar.

Create a chain of targets that will receive log data