This library provides a simple way to add a draggable sliding up panel (popularized by Google Music and Google Maps) to your Android application. Brought to you by Umano.


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Min SDK:
Android 2.2
Apache License
Created At:
May 31, 2013
Last Updated:
Jan 18, 2018
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Android Sliding Up Panel

This library provides a simple way to add a draggable sliding up panel (popularized by Google Music, Google Maps and Rdio) to your Android application. Umano Team <3 Open Source.

As seen in Umano Android app:


Importing the library


Download the latest release and include the library project as a dependency in Eclipse.

Android Studio

Simply add the following dependency to your build.gradle file to use the latest version:

dependencies {
    repositories {
    compile 'com.sothree.slidinguppanel:library:3.2.0'


  • Include com.sothree.slidinguppanel.SlidingUpPanelLayout as the root element in your activity layout.
  • The layout must have gravity set to either top or bottom.
  • Make sure that it has two children. The first child is your main layout. The second child is your layout for the sliding up panel.
  • The main layout should have the width and the height set to match_parent.
  • The sliding layout should have the width set to match_parent and the height set to either match_parent, wrap_content or the max desireable height.
  • By default, the whole panel will act as a drag region and will intercept clicks and drag events. You can restrict the drag area to a specific view by using the setDragView method or umanoDragView attribute.
For more information, please refer to the sample code.

    android:text="Main Content"
    android:textSize="16sp" /&gt;

    android:text="The Awesome Sliding Up Panel"
    android:textSize="16sp" /&gt;

For smooth interaction with the ActionBar, make sure that windowActionBarOverlay is set to true in your styles:

<style name="AppTheme">
    <item name="android:windowActionBarOverlay">true</item>

However, in this case you would likely want to add a top margin to your main layout of ?android:attr/actionBarSize or ?attr/actionBarSize to support older API versions.

Caveats, Additional Features and Customization

  • If you are using a custom umanoDragView, the panel will pass through the click events to the main layout. Make your second layout clickable to prevent this.
  • You can change the panel height by using the setPanelHeight method or umanoPanelHeight attribute.
  • If you would like to hide the shadow above the sliding panel, set shadowHeight attribute to 0.
  • Use setEnabled(false) to completely disable the sliding panel (including touch and programmatic sliding)
  • Use setTouchEnabled(false) to disables panel's touch responsiveness (drag and click), you can still control the panel programatically
  • Use getPanelState to get the current panel state
  • Use setPanelState to set the current panel state
  • You can add parallax to the main view by setting umanoParallaxOffset attribute (see demo for the example).
  • You can set a anchor point in the middle of the screen using setAnchorPoint to allow an intermediate expanded state for the panel (similar to Google Maps).
  • You can set a PanelSlideListener to monitor events about sliding panes.
  • You can also make the panel slide from the top by changing the layout_gravity attribute of the layout to top.
  • If you have a ScrollView or a ListView inside of the panel, make sure to set umanoScrollableView attribute on the panel to supported nested scrolling.
  • By default, the panel pushes up the main content. You can make it overlay the main content by using setOverlayed method or umanoOverlay attribute. This is useful if you would like to make the sliding layout semi-transparent. You can also set umanoClipPanel to false to make the panel transparent in non-overlay mode.
  • By default, the main content is dimmed as the panel slides up. You can change the dim color by changing umanoFadeColor. Set it to "@android:color/transparent" to remove dimming completely.


This library was initially based on the opened-sourced SlidingPaneLayout component from the r13 of the Android Support Library. Thanks Android team!


Tested on Android 2.2+

Other Contributors

  • Jan 21, 14 - ChaYoung You (@yous) - Slide from the top support
  • Aug 20, 13 - (@gipi) - Android Studio Support
  • Jul 24, 13 - Philip Schiffer (@hameno) - Maven Support
  • Oct 20, 13 - Irina Preșa (@iriina) - Anchor Support
  • Dec 1, 13 - (@youchy) - XML Attributes Support
  • Dec 22, 13 - Vladimir Mironov (@MironovNsk) - Custom Expanded Panel Height
If you have an awesome pull request, send it over!


  • 3.2.0
    • Rename umanoParalaxOffset to umanoParallaxOffset
    • RecyclerView support.
  • 3.1.0
    • Added umanoScrollableView to supported nested scrolling in children (only ScrollView and ListView are supported for now)
  • 3.0.0
    • Added umano prefix for all attributes
    • Added clipPanel attribute for supporting transparent panels in non-overlay mode.
    • setEnabled(false) - now completely disables the sliding panel (touch and programmatic sliding)
    • setTouchEnabled(false) - disables panel's touch responsiveness (drag and click), you can still control the panel programatically
    • getPanelState - is now the only method to get the current panel state
    • setPanelState - is now the only method to modify the panel state from code
  • 2.0.2 - Allow wrap_content for sliding view height attribute. Bug fixes.
  • 2.0.1 - Bug fixes.
  • 2.0.0 - Cleaned up various public method calls. Added animated showPanel/hidePanel methods.
  • 1.0.1 - Initial Release


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