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Customize the viewer's theme

This tutorial only applies to Xamarin.Android.

linkCustomize the viewer's theme

The document viewer can be customized by overriding the PDFTronAppTheme xml style in your project. For example:

<style name="PDFTronAppTheme" parent="PDFTronAppThemeBase">
    <!-- List of required attributes -->
    <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
    <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
    <item name="actionMenuTextColor">@color/app_color_icon</item>
    <item name="drawerArrowStyle">@style/DrawerArrowStyle</item>
    <item name="actionModeBackground">?attr/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="windowActionModeOverlay">true</item>
</style>

Note that the theme name must either exactly match PDFTronAppTheme or passed into ViewerBuilder2.usingTheme(int) and extend PDFTronAppTheme theme. If you cannot extend PDFTronAppTheme and is extending an AppCompat theme, then you will need to define custom theme attributes for the theme to work properly. Here are the custom attributes:

AttributeDescription
pt_toolbar_themeUsed to style the options menu toolbar. See ToolbarTheme.
pt_toolbar_popup_styleUsed to style the popup menu in the toolbar. See ToolbarPopupTheme.
pt_toolbar_styleUsed to style the options menu toolbar background. See ToolbarStyle.
pt_bottom_bar_styleUsed to style the bottom navigation bar. See PTBottomBarTheme.
pt_preset_bar_styleUsed to style the annotation preset bar. See PTPresetBarTheme.
pt_annotation_toolbar_styleUsed to style the annotation toolbar. See PTAnnotationToolbarTheme.
pt_toolbar_switcher_dialog_styleUsed to style the toolbar switcher popup dialog. See PTToolbarSwitcherDialogTheme.
pt_toolbar_switcher_button_styleUsed to style the toolbar switcher menu button. See PTToolbarSwitcherButtonTheme .
pt_document_slider_styleUsed to style the page slider. See DocumentSliderStyle.
pt_pdf_tab_layout_styleUsed to style the document tabs. See PdfTabLayoutStyle.
pt_stamp_tab_layout_styleUsed to style the stamp dialog tab layout. See StampTabLayoutStyle.
custom_bookmarks_tab_layoutUsed to style the outline/user bookmark/annotation list dialog. See BookmarksTabLayoutStyle.
pt_floating_nav_styleUsed to style the floating action buttons. See DefaultFloatingButtonNavStyle.
pt_sound_dialog_styleUsed to style the sound annotation dialog. See SoundDialogStyle
pt_stamp_tab_layout_styleUsed to style the stamp dialog tab layout. See StampTabLayoutStyle.

Additionally if you are not using a NoActionBar theme AppCompat theme, you will need to add the additional attributes:

<style name="PDFTronAppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.*">
    ...
    <!-- Action bar -->
    <item name="windowActionModeOverlay">true</item>
    <item name="windowActionBar">false</item>
    <item name="windowNoTitle">true</item>
</style>

Note, we highly recommend extend PDFTronAppTheme whenever possible.

linkCustomize a component

Similarly, each component in the viewer can be customized separately depending on your design requirements. To do so, the styles of each component must be referenced in PDFTronAppTheme. For example:

<style name="PDFTronAppTheme" parent="PDFTronAppThemeBase">
    <!-- List of required attributes -->
    <item name="actionMenuTextColor">@color/app_color_icon</item>
    <item name="drawerArrowStyle">@style/DrawerArrowStyle</item>
    <item name="actionModeBackground">?attr/colorPrimary</item>
    <item name="windowActionModeOverlay">true</item>

    <!-- Custom annotation toolbar style (defined below) -->
    <item name="annotation_toolbar">@style/ToolbarButtonNavigationStyle</item>
</style>

<style name="CustomAnnotationToolbarStyle" parent="AnnotationToolbarStyle">
    <item name="colorToolBackground">@color/annotation_tool_background</item>
    <item name="colorToolIcon">@color/app_color_icon</item>
    <item name="colorCloseIcon">@color/app_color_icon</item>
</style>

linkCustomizable components

For a full list of component styles available, please take a look at the default styles for PDFTronAppTheme in styles.xml of the Tools package.

A sample that uses styles to customize the document viewer can be found on our GitHub repository.

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