Tint Icons in Android for pre Lollipop

Tint icons were first seen on Android Lollipop. The same can now be done on previous versions too with the help of Support Libraries.

Here’s on how to tint your icons:

1. Retrieve your drawable and wrap it first. Then set the tint

icon icon
Drawable drawable = getyourdrawablehere;
drawable = DrawableCompat.wrap(drawable);
DrawableCompat.setTint(drawable, Color.GREEN);

2. Set the Tint mode

DrawableCompat.setTintMode(drawable, PorterDuff.Mode.SRC_IN);

If you want to retrieve the original drawable, don’t forget to unwrap using DrawableCompat.unwrap() .

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App developer with an eye for design. Loves to create apps with good UI/ UX that doesn't annoy people. In his spare time, he likes to draw and paint.

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