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Swipe Refresh for Jetpack Compose

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Warning

**This library is deprecated, with official pull refresh support in androidx.compose.material.pullrefresh The migration guide and original documentation is below.

Migration

Accompanist SwipeRefresh has been replaced by PullRefresh in Compose Material 1.3.0. The implementation is similar but instead of being a Composable function, it is a Modifier that can be applied to a Composable function.

A simple example is as follows:

val viewModel: MyViewModel = viewModel()
val refreshing by viewModel.isRefreshing

val pullRefreshState = rememberPullRefreshState(refreshing, { viewModel.refresh() })

Box(Modifier.pullRefresh(pullRefreshState)) {
    LazyColumn(Modifier.fillMaxSize()) {
        ...
    }

    PullRefreshIndicator(refreshing, pullRefreshState, Modifier.align(Alignment.TopCenter))
}

Migration steps

  1. Replace SwipeRefresh with a Box or other layout of your choice, save your onRefresh lambda for the next step.
  2. Replace rememberSwipeRefreshState() with rememberPullRefreshState(refreshing, onRefresh)
  3. Add either the default PullRefreshIndicator or your own custom implementation to your layout.

Custom Indicator

Instead of using the provided PullRefreshIndicator composable, you can create your own custom indicator. A full sample can be seen in the Compose samples.

Original Docs

A library which provides a layout which provides the swipe-to-refresh UX pattern, similar to Android's SwipeRefreshLayout.

SwipeRefresh demo

Usage

To implement this UX pattern there are two key APIs which are needed: SwipeRefresh, which is provides the layout, and rememberSwipeRefreshState() which provides some remembered state.

The basic usage of a SwipeRefresh using a ViewModel looks like so:

val viewModel: MyViewModel = viewModel()
val isRefreshing by viewModel.isRefreshing.collectAsState()

SwipeRefresh(
    state = rememberSwipeRefreshState(isRefreshing),
    onRefresh = { viewModel.refresh() },
) {
    LazyColumn {
        items(30) { index ->
            // TODO: list items
        }
    }
}

The full example, including the view model implementation can be found here.

The content needs to be 'vertically scrollable' for SwipeRefresh() to be able to react to swipe gestures. Layouts such as LazyColumn are automatically vertically scrollable, but others such as Column or LazyRow are not. In those instances, you can provide a Modifier.verticalScroll modifier to that content like so:

SwipeRefresh(
    // ...
) {
    Column(Modifier.verticalScroll(rememberScrollState())) {
        // content
    }
}

Indicating a refresh without swiping

As this library is built with a separate state object, it's easy to display a refreshing indicator without a swipe to triggering it.

The unrealistic example below displays a forever refreshing indicator:

val swipeRefreshState = rememberSwipeRefreshState(true)

SwipeRefresh(
    state = swipeRefreshState,
    onRefresh = { /* todo */ },
) {
    LazyColumn {
        items(30) { index ->
            // TODO: list items
        }
    }
}

Indicator

The library provides a default indicator: SwipeRefreshIndicator(), which SwipeRefresh uses automatically. You can customize the default indicator, and even provide your own indicator content using the indicator slot.

Customizing default indicator

To customize the default indicator, we can provide our own indicator content block, to call SwipeRefreshIndicator() with customized parameters:

SwipeRefresh(
    state = /* ... */,
    onRefresh = /* ... */,
    indicator = { state, trigger ->
        SwipeRefreshIndicator(
            // Pass the SwipeRefreshState + trigger through
            state = state,
            refreshTriggerDistance = trigger,
            // Enable the scale animation
            scale = true,
            // Change the color and shape
            backgroundColor = MaterialTheme.colors.primary,
            shape = MaterialTheme.shapes.small,
        )
    }
)

Tweaked indicator demo

Custom indicator

As mentioned, you can also provide your own custom indicator content. A SwipeRefreshState is provided to indicator content slot, which contains the information necessary to react to a swipe refresh gesture.

An example of a custom indicator is provided here.

Download

Maven Central

repositories {
    mavenCentral()
}

dependencies {
    implementation "com.google.accompanist:accompanist-swiperefresh:<version>"
}

Snapshots of the development version are available in Sonatype's snapshots repository. These are updated on every commit.