Simple Android Sign up screen

ūüéĮ Introduction

Building a user signup screen is a fundamental aspect of many Android applications. It allows users to create accounts and access the app's features and functionalities. In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of creating a signup screen with an updated and enhanced version of the XML layout and Java code. We will also provide detailed explanations and insights to help you understand each step better. So, let's dive in and create a sleek and user-friendly signup screen for your Android app.

ūüéĮ Prerequisites

Before we begin, make sure you have the latest version of Android Studio installed on your system. Familiarity with XML layout files and Java programming in Android is recommended but not mandatory.

ūüéĮ Step 1: Setting up the XML Layout:

To start, let's create the XML layout file for the signup screen. Open the layout file and replace the existing content with the following code:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<ScrollView

    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

    android:layout_width="match_parent"

    android:layout_height="match_parent"

    android:fitsSystemWindows="true">


    <LinearLayout

        android:orientation="vertical"

        android:layout_width="match_parent"

        android:layout_height="wrap_content"

        android:paddingTop="56dp"

        android:paddingLeft="24dp"

        android:paddingRight="24dp">


        <ImageView

            android:src="@drawable/ic_launcher"

            android:layout_width="wrap_content"

            android:layout_height="72dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="24dp"

            android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal" />


        <!-- Name Label -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_name"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="textPersonName"

                android:hint="Name" />


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Address Label -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_address"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="textPostalAddress"

                android:hint="Address" />


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Email Label -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_email"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="textEmailAddress"

                android:hint="Email" />


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Mobile Number -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_mobile"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="number"

                android:hint="Mobile Number" />


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Password Label -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_password"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="textPassword"

                android:hint="Password"/>


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Password Re-enter Label -->

        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout

            android:layout_width="match_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="8dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="8dp">


            <EditText

                android:id="@+id/input_reEnterPassword"

                android:layout_width="match_parent"

                android:layout_height="wrap_content"

                android:inputType="textPassword"

                android:hint="Re-enter Password"/>


        </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


        <!-- Signup Button -->

        <androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatButton

            android:id="@+id/btn_signup"

            android:layout_width="fill_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginTop="24dp"

            android:layout_marginBottom="24dp"

            android:padding="12dp"

            android:text="Create Account"/>


        <TextView

            android:id="@+id/link_login"

            android:layout_width="fill_parent"

            android:layout_height="wrap_content"

            android:layout_marginBottom="24dp"

            android:text="Already a member? Login"

            android:gravity="center"

            android:textSize="16sp"/>

    </LinearLayout>

</ScrollView>


In the updated XML layout, we have made use of the com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout and androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatButton classes, which are part of the Material Design components and the AndroidX library, respectively. These provide enhanced visual and functional features for our signup screen.

ūüéĮ Step 2: Binding XML Views to Java Code

Next, we need to bind the XML views to their corresponding Java code. In your Java file, add the following code snippet using the @BindView annotation from the ButterKnife library:


// Import statements

import butterknife.BindView;

import butterknife.ButterKnife;


public class SignupActivity extends AppCompatActivity {


    @BindView(R.id.input_name)

    EditText _nameText;


    @BindView(R.id.input_address)

    EditText _addressText;


    @BindView(R.id.input_email)

    EditText _emailText;


    @BindView(R.id.input_mobile)

    EditText _mobileText;


    @BindView(R.id.input_password)

    EditText _passwordText;


    @BindView(R.id.input_reEnterPassword)

    EditText _reEnterPasswordText;


    @BindView(R.id.btn_signup)

    Button _signupButton;


    @BindView(R.id.link_login)

    TextView _loginLink;


    // Rest of the code

}


Make sure you have the ButterKnife library added to your project's dependencies.

ūüéĮ Step 3: Retrieving User Input:

To retrieve the values entered by the user, we will add the following code snippet within the appropriate method of your Java class:


String name = _nameText.getText().toString();

String address = _addressText.getText().toString

In this tutorial, we have learned how to create a user signup screen in Android with an updated and enhanced version of the XML layout and Java code. We utilized the Material Design components and AndroidX library to provide a visually appealing and user-friendly interface. By binding the XML views to the Java code using the ButterKnife library, we simplified the process of accessing and manipulating the user input.

Remember, the signup screen is an essential component of many Android applications, enabling users to create accounts and access app features. By following this tutorial, you have gained a solid foundation in creating a signup screen and can further customize it to fit the specific requirements of your app.

Continuously enhancing the user experience and staying up to date with the latest design and development practices will contribute to the success of your Android app. Feel free to explore additional features, such as input validation, password strength checks, and integrating backend services, to further enhance your signup screen.