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An interactive indicator to navigate between the different pages of a ViewPager

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Android PagerSlidingTabStrip

Interactive paging indicator widget, compatible with the ViewPager from the Android Support Library.

Try out the sample application on the Play Store.

PagerSlidingTabStrip Sample Screenshot 1PagerSlidingTabStrip Sample Screenshot 2


For a working implementation of this project see the sample/ folder.

  1. Include the library as local library project or add the dependency in your build.gradle.

    dependencies { compile 'com.astuetz:pagerslidingtabstrip:1.0.1' }

  2. Include the PagerSlidingTabStrip widget in your layout. This should usually be placed above the ViewPager it represents.

    <com.astuetz.PagerSlidingTabStrip android:id="@+id/tabs" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="48dip" />

  3. In your onCreate method (or onCreateView for a fragment), bind the widget to the ViewPager.

    // Initialize the ViewPager and set an adapter
    ViewPager pager = (ViewPager) findViewById(;
    pager.setAdapter(new TestAdapter(getSupportFragmentManager()));
    // Bind the tabs to the ViewPager
    PagerSlidingTabStrip tabs = (PagerSlidingTabStrip) findViewById(;
  4. (Optional) If you use an OnPageChangeListener with your view pager you should set it in the widget rather than on the pager directly.

    // continued from above


To not just look like another Play Store styled app, go and adjust these values to match your brand:

  • pstsIndicatorColor Color of the sliding indicator
  • pstsUnderlineColor Color of the full-width line on the bottom of the view
  • pstsDividerColor Color of the dividers between tabs
  • pstsIndicatorHeightHeight of the sliding indicator
  • pstsUnderlineHeight Height of the full-width line on the bottom of the view
  • pstsDividerPadding Top and bottom padding of the dividers
  • pstsTabPaddingLeftRight Left and right padding of each tab
  • pstsScrollOffset Scroll offset of the selected tab
  • pstsTabBackground Background drawable of each tab, should be a StateListDrawable
  • pstsShouldExpand If set to true, each tab is given the same weight, default false
  • pstsTextAllCaps If true, all tab titles will be upper case, default true

All attributes have their respective getters and setters to change them at runtime


Current Version: 1.0.1


  • Upgraded gradle build files
  • Changed package name to com.astuetz.PagerSlidingTabStrip
  • #37, #41 Added psts prefix to all attributes in attrs.xml
  • #46 Changed the shouldExpand behavior to set the layout at the time the tab is added

Developed By



Copyright 2013 Andreas Stuetz

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An interactive indicator to navigate between the different pages of a ViewPager


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