To create a click ripple effect for an ImageView in Android, you can use a combination of XML drawable and an animation resource. The ripple effect will provide visual feedback when the ImageView is clicked, making the user interaction more engaging. Here's how you can implement it:

  1. Create a Ripple Drawable XML resource:

Create a new XML drawable resource file (e.g., ripple_effect.xml) in the res/drawable directory:

<!-- ripple_effect.xml --> <ripple xmlns:android="" android:color="?android:colorControlHighlight"> <item android:id="@android:id/mask"> <shape android:shape="oval"> <solid android:color="@android:color/white" /> </shape> </item> <item android:drawable="@drawable/your_image" /> </ripple>

In this example, the ripple element defines the ripple effect. The android:color attribute sets the ripple color to the system's highlight color, and android:id="@android:id/mask" creates a mask for the ripple effect using an oval shape. The android:drawable attribute references your image (replace your_image with the actual image resource name).

  1. Apply the Ripple Drawable to your ImageView:

In your layout XML file, apply the ripple drawable to your ImageView:

<ImageView android:id="@+id/imageView" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:clickable="true" android:background="@drawable/ripple_effect" android:src="@drawable/your_image" />

In this example, the android:background attribute is set to the ripple_effect drawable, which we defined earlier.

  1. Add Ripple Animation (Optional):

To add a smooth ripple animation when the ImageView is clicked, you can create an XML animation resource (e.g., ripple_anim.xml) in the res/anim directory:

<!-- ripple_anim.xml --> <set xmlns:android=""> <alpha android:fromAlpha="0.8" android:toAlpha="0" android:duration="300" /> </set>

This animation fades out the ripple effect gradually over 300 milliseconds when the click event occurs.

  1. Apply the Ripple Animation:

To apply the ripple animation to the ImageView, you can set a click listener in your Activity or Fragment:

ImageView imageView = findViewById(; Animation animation = AnimationUtils.loadAnimation(this, R.anim.ripple_anim); imageView.setOnClickListener(v -> { // Perform click action here... imageView.startAnimation(animation); });

In this example, when the ImageView is clicked, the animation is triggered, creating a ripple effect.

With these steps, you should have a click ripple effect for your ImageView that provides visual feedback when the user interacts with it. The ripple effect will be triggered on clicking the ImageView and fade out gracefully over the specified duration.

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