API Reference / Android Widgets / Filter Toggle
Aug. 23, 2019

Filter Toggle

About this widget

Filter Toggle is a filtering view that displays any kind of filter, and lets the user refine the search results by toggling it on or off.

To add a filter toggle to your search experience, use these components:

  • Searcher: The Searcher that handles your searches.
  • FilterState: The current state of the filters.
  • FilterToggleViewModel: The logic applied to the filter.
  • FilterToggleView: The view that will render the filter toggle.
  • FilterPresenter: Optional. The presenter to customize the display of the filters.

Examples

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class MyActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

    val client = ClientSearch(
        ApplicationID("YourApplicationID"),
        APIKey("YourAPIKey")
    )
    val index = client.initIndex(IndexName("YourIndexName"))
    val searcher = SearcherSingleIndex(index)
    val filterState = FilterState()
    val attribute = Attribute("facetName")
    val filter = Filter.Facet(attribute, "facetValue")
    val viewModel = FilterToggleViewModel(filter)
    val connection = ConnectionHandler()

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)

        val checkBox = CheckBox(this)
        val view: FilterToggleView = FilterToggleViewCompoundButton(checkBox)

        connection += searcher.connectFilterState(filterState)
        connection += viewModel.connectFilterState(filterState)
        connection += viewModel.connectView(view)

        searcher.searchAsync()
    }

    override fun onDestroy() {
        super.onDestroy()
        connection.disconnect()
        searcher.cancel()
    }
}

Parameters

searcher
type: Searcher
Required

The Searcher that handles your searches.

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viewModel.connectSearcher(searcher)
filterState
type: FilterState
Required

The FilterState that will hold your filters.

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viewModel.connectFilterState(filterState)
filterToggleView
type: FilterToggleView
Required

The view that will render the filter toggle.

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viewModel.connectView(filterToggleView)
filter
type: Filter
Required

The filter to apply.

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FilterToggleViewModel(filter = Filter.Facet(Attribute("category"), "shoes"))
groupId
type: FilterGroupID?
default: FilterGroupID(filter.value.attribute, FilterOperator.And)
Optional

When specified, the filter will be grouped under this ID and will be composed with this operator. Defaults to the attribute used, applying FilterOperator.And with any other filters of this group.

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viewModel.connectFilterState(filterState, FilterGroupID(FilterOperator.Or))
isSelected
type: Boolean?
default: false
Optional

If true, the filter will be active when created.

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FilterToggleViewModel(filter, isSelected = true)

Presenter

presenter
type: FilterPresenter
default: FilterPresenterImpl()
Optional

A presenter describing how to display a filter.

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val presenter = object : FilterPresenter {
   // Implement the interface here
}

viewModel.connectView(view, presenter)

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