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K M Rejowan Ahmmed
K M Rejowan Ahmmed

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CardView Vs MaterialCardView

As we're focusing more on design, Material Design is a hot topic here. Google's Material Library ( com.google.android.material ) created a huge impact in this area. Today I'm going to discuss one of the most used elements in the design, the CardView.

Google has introduced a new version of CardView called MaterialCardView . Both CardView and MaterialCardView could be used in the same cases and they look pretty similar. But there is still a vast difference in both design and functionality.

Let's start with some background data about these twos-

CardView

Previously, CardView was provided by Android Support Library (android.support.v7.widget.CardView). But with the latest migration to Andoridx, now it is provided by Androidx (androidx.cardview.widget.CardView) Library. CardView is created by extending the FrameLayout.

MaterialCardView

This is introduced with Google Material Library (com.google.android.material). It is provided by Material Components Library ( com.google.android.material.card.MaterialCardView). MaterialCardView is created by extending the CardView.

Differences

MaterialCardView has all the elements of CardView with its extra features. Here is a list containing the differences-

  • Stroke Color and Stroke Width can be added to MaterialCardView which wasn't possible using CardView.
  • MaterialCardView is Checkable. Check icon, color, and position can be set in MaterialCardView. Check conditions can be called also. This will be really useful as CardView has a huge usage in lists and grids.
  • Ripple Color can be set to MaterialCardView which is not available in CardView.

Code Example

CardView


MaterialCardView

Shots

CardView
CardView Example

MaterialCardView
MaterialCardView Example

Details

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