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Progress view

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Progress view is a linear progress indicator that implements Material Design animation and layout.

Progress View

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The MDCProgressView control is designed to be a drop-in replacement for UIProgressView. The API methods are the same as a UIProgressView, with the addition of a few key methods required to achieve the desired animation of the control.


Installation with CocoaPods

Add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'MaterialComponents/ProgressView'

Then, run the following command:

pod install


To import the component:


import MaterialComponents.MaterialProgressView


#import "MaterialProgressView.h"


Typical use

Add the progress view to your view hierarchy like you would with any other view. Note that it works best when the progress view is added at the bottom of a view, as showing (resp. hiding) grows up (resp. shrinks down).

Step 1: Add the progress view to a view

Add the progress view to a view and set the desired progress and hidden state.


let progressView = MDCProgressView()
progressView.progress = 0

let progressViewHeight = CGFloat(2)
progressView.frame = CGRect(x: 0, y: view.bounds.height - progressViewHeight, width: view.bounds.width, height: progressViewHeight)


@property(nonatomic) MDCProgressView *progressView;

// Progress view configuration.
self.progressView = [[MDCProgressView alloc] initWithFrame:myframe];
self.progressView.progress = 0;  // You can also set a greater progress for actions already started.
[self.view addSubview:self.progressView];

Step 2: Change the progress and hidden state

Both the progress and the hidden state can be animated, with a completion block.


func startAndShowProgressView() {
  progressView.progress = 0
  progressView.setHidden(false, animated: true)

func completeAndHideProgressView() {
  progressView.setProgress(1, animated: true) { (finished) in
    self.progressView.setHidden(true, animated: true)


- (void)startAndShowProgressView {
  self.progressView.progress = 0;
  [self.progressView setHidden:NO animated:YES completion:nil];

- (void)completeAndHideProgressView {
  __weak __typeof__(self) weakSelf = self;
  [self.progressView setProgress:1 animated:YES completion:^(BOOL finished){
    [weakSelf.progressView setHidden:YES animated:YES completion:nil];

Differences From UIProgressView

This progress view provides an animation effect when showing and hidding it: it grows up (resp. shrinks down). Additionally, all animated changes APIs take an optional completion block, to synchronize multistep animations.




Like UIProgressView, MDCProgressView’s accessibilityValue is based on the current value of the ProgressView’s progress property. Also like UIProgressView, this accessibilityValue takes the form of a whole number percentage. To ensure the same behavior between the two classes, the MDCProgressView class has a static UIProgressView that instances query for its accessibilityValue whenever they need to provide their own.

The ProgressView announces a new accessibilityValue whenever its progress changes if VoiceOver is on.