Can I create a gradient background color on a material Chip?

by Tsabary   Last Updated August 14, 2019 04:26 AM

I believe the answer is yes as I can see this answer for react here, but I don't know how to do it in Kotlin/Java. The only to options I see are setChipBackgroundColorResource or setBackgroundColor which both require a color resource. How can I use gradient for the background?

  • I know how to set backgrounds for any regular view, but having an issue just with the chip. I've tried this chip.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.gradient_background) but it just makes the background gray

Answers 1

It is not possible to set a background to Chip rather you can set the rounded corners or colors to it. You can also give a border color.

According to the documentation,

All attributes from Chip are supported. Do not use the android:background attribute. It will be ignored because Chip manages its own background Drawable. Also do not use the android:drawableStart and android:drawableEnd attributes.

Hence if you are looking something to give corners or a chip with a different border color I would suggest you to try this,

Chip chip = new Chip(Activity.this);
chip.setCloseIcon(ResourcesCompat.getDrawable(getResources(), R.drawable.close_chip, null));            chip.setCloseIconTint(ColorStateList.valueOf(Color.parseColor("#aa99bc"))); chip.setPadding(5, 5, 5, 5);  chip.setCloseIconVisible(true);chip.setTextAppearanceResource(;
August 14, 2019 04:25 AM

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