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How to Create a Digital Signature Application in Android

How to Create a Digital Signature Application in Android
In this post, I will show you how to Create Digital Signature in Android.

Project Structure:

Create a new Project in Eclipse/Android Studio with the required Specifications.

Codes:

AndroidManifest.xml
Don't forget to add the following permission in your manifest file
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"></uses-permission>
color.xml
Create color.xml and replace it with the following code
<resources>
    <color name="ColorPrimaryDark">#3367d6</color>
    <color name="ColorPrimary">#4285f4</color>
</resources>
strings.xml
Create strings.xml and replace it with the following code
<resources>
 <string name="app_name">Digital Signature</string>
 <string name="hello_world">Hello world!</string>
 <string name="action_settings">Settings</string>
 <string name="hint_sign">Get Signature</string>
 <string name="dialog_title">SIGN HERE</string>
 <string name="hint_cancel">Cancel</string>
 <string name="hint_clear">Clear</string>
 <string name="hint_save">Save</string>
</resources>
activity_toolbar.xml
Create activity_toolbar.xml and replace it with the following code
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    tools:context="@string/app_name">

    <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
        android:id="@+id/toolbar"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
        android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme"
        app:popupTheme="@style/AppTheme" />

</RelativeLayout>
activity_main.xml
Create activity_main.xml and replace it with the following code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:background="@android:color/white">

    <include layout="@layout/activity_toolbar" />

    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent"
        android:orientation="vertical"
        android:gravity="center">

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/signature"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="@string/hint_sign"
            android:padding="5dp"
            android:background="@color/ColorPrimary" />
    </LinearLayout>

</LinearLayout>
dialog_signature.xml
Create dialog_signature.xml and replace it with the following code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:id="@+id/linearLayout1"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="400dp"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:background="@android:color/white">

    <TextView
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
        android:background="@color/ColorPrimaryDark"
        android:text="@string/dialog_title"
        android:textColor="@android:color/white"
        android:padding="5dp"
        android:gravity="center"/>

    <LinearLayout
        android:id="@+id/linearLayout2"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:weightSum="3"
        android:background="@android:color/white">

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/cancel"
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_height="50dp"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:text="@string/hint_cancel"
            tools:ignore="ButtonStyle"
            android:textColor="@android:color/white"
            android:background="@color/ColorPrimary" />

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/clear"
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_height="50dp"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:text="@string/hint_clear"
            tools:ignore="ButtonStyle"
            android:textColor="@android:color/white"
            android:background="@color/ColorPrimary" />

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/getsign"
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_height="50dp"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:text="@string/hint_save"
            tools:ignore="ButtonStyle"
            android:textColor="@android:color/white"
            android:background="@color/ColorPrimary" />

    </LinearLayout>

    <LinearLayout
        android:id="@+id/linearLayout"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:background="#fff"
        android:orientation="vertical" />

</LinearLayout>
MainActivity.java
Open MainActivity.java and replace it with the following code
package com.example.digitalsignature;
 
import android.app.Dialog;
import android.content.Context;
import android.graphics.Bitmap;
import android.graphics.Canvas;
import android.graphics.Color;
import android.graphics.Paint;
import android.graphics.Path;
import android.graphics.RectF;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Environment;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.view.Window;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
import android.widget.Toast;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;
 
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

 Toolbar toolbar;
 Button btn_get_sign, mClear, mGetSign, mCancel;

 File file;
 Dialog dialog;
 LinearLayout mContent;
 View view;
 signature mSignature;
 Bitmap bitmap;

 // Creating Separate Directory for saving Generated Images
 String DIRECTORY = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getPath() + "/DigitSign/";
 String pic_name = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd_HHmmss", Locale.getDefault()).format(new Date());
 String StoredPath = DIRECTORY + pic_name + ".png";

 @Override
 protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
  super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
  setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

  // Setting ToolBar as ActionBar
  toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
  setSupportActionBar(toolbar);

  // Button to open signature panel
  btn_get_sign = (Button) findViewById(R.id.signature);

  // Method to create Directory, if the Directory doesn't exists
  file = new File(DIRECTORY);
  if (!file.exists()) {
   file.mkdir();
  }

  // Dialog Function
  dialog = new Dialog(MainActivity.this);
  // Removing the features of Normal Dialogs
  dialog.requestWindowFeature(Window.FEATURE_NO_TITLE);
  dialog.setContentView(R.layout.dialog_signature);
  dialog.setCancelable(true);

  btn_get_sign.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
   @Override
   public void onClick(View v) {
   // Function call for Digital Signature
    dialog_action();

   }
  });
 }
 // Function for Digital Signature
 public void dialog_action() {
 
  mContent = (LinearLayout) dialog.findViewById(R.id.linearLayout);
  mSignature = new signature(getApplicationContext(), null);
  mSignature.setBackgroundColor(Color.WHITE);
  // Dynamically generating Layout through java code
  mContent.addView(mSignature, ViewGroup.LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT, ViewGroup.LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT);
  mClear = (Button) dialog.findViewById(R.id.clear);
  mGetSign = (Button) dialog.findViewById(R.id.getsign);
  mGetSign.setEnabled(false);
  mCancel = (Button) dialog.findViewById(R.id.cancel);
  view = mContent;

  mClear.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
   public void onClick(View v) {
    Log.v("tag", "Panel Cleared");
    mSignature.clear();
    mGetSign.setEnabled(false);
   }
  });
  mGetSign.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {

   public void onClick(View v) {

    Log.v("tag", "Panel Saved");
    view.setDrawingCacheEnabled(true);
    mSignature.save(view, StoredPath);
    dialog.dismiss();
    Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Successfully Saved", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    // Calling the same class
    recreate();
   }
  });
  mCancel.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
   public void onClick(View v) {
    Log.v("tag", "Panel Cancelled");
    dialog.dismiss();
    // Calling the same class
    recreate();
   }
  });
  dialog.show();
 }

 public class signature extends View {
  private static final float STROKE_WIDTH = 5f;
  private static final float HALF_STROKE_WIDTH = STROKE_WIDTH / 2;
  private Paint paint = new Paint();
  private Path path = new Path();

  private float lastTouchX;
  private float lastTouchY;
  private final RectF dirtyRect = new RectF();

  public signature(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
   super(context, attrs);
   paint.setAntiAlias(true);
   paint.setColor(Color.BLACK);
   paint.setStyle(Paint.Style.STROKE);
   paint.setStrokeJoin(Paint.Join.ROUND);
   paint.setStrokeWidth(STROKE_WIDTH);
  }

  public void save(View v, String StoredPath) {
   Log.v("tag", "Width: " + v.getWidth());
   Log.v("tag", "Height: " + v.getHeight());
   if (bitmap == null) {
    bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(mContent.getWidth(), mContent.getHeight(), Bitmap.Config.RGB_565);
   }
   Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bitmap);
   try {
    // Output the file
    FileOutputStream mFileOutStream = new FileOutputStream(StoredPath);
    v.draw(canvas);
    // Convert the output file to Image such as .png
    bitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 90, mFileOutStream);
    mFileOutStream.flush();
    mFileOutStream.close();
   } catch (Exception e) {
    Log.v("log_tag", e.toString());
   }
  }

  public void clear() {
   path.reset();
   invalidate();
  }

  @Override
  protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) {
   canvas.drawPath(path, paint);
  }

  @Override
  public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event) {
   float eventX = event.getX();
   float eventY = event.getY();
   mGetSign.setEnabled(true);

   switch (event.getAction()) {
    case MotionEvent.ACTION_DOWN:
     path.moveTo(eventX, eventY);
     lastTouchX = eventX;
     lastTouchY = eventY;
     return true;

    case MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE:
 
    case MotionEvent.ACTION_UP:
     resetDirtyRect(eventX, eventY);
     int historySize = event.getHistorySize();
     for (int i = 0; i < historySize; i++) {
      float historicalX = event.getHistoricalX(i);
      float historicalY = event.getHistoricalY(i);
      expandDirtyRect(historicalX, historicalY);
      path.lineTo(historicalX, historicalY);
     }
     path.lineTo(eventX, eventY);
     break;
    default:
     debug("Ignored touch event: " + event.toString());
     return false;
   }

   invalidate((int) (dirtyRect.left - HALF_STROKE_WIDTH),
     (int) (dirtyRect.top - HALF_STROKE_WIDTH),
     (int) (dirtyRect.right + HALF_STROKE_WIDTH),
     (int) (dirtyRect.bottom + HALF_STROKE_WIDTH));

    lastTouchX = eventX;
    lastTouchY = eventY;

    return true;
  }

  private void debug(String string) {
   Log.v("log_tag", string);
  }

  private void expandDirtyRect(float historicalX, float historicalY) {
   if (historicalX < dirtyRect.left) {
    dirtyRect.left = historicalX;
   } else if (historicalX > dirtyRect.right) {
    dirtyRect.right = historicalX;
   }

   if (historicalY < dirtyRect.top) {
    dirtyRect.top = historicalY;
   } else if (historicalY > dirtyRect.bottom) {
    dirtyRect.bottom = historicalY;
   }
  }

  private void resetDirtyRect(float eventX, float eventY) {
   dirtyRect.left = Math.min(lastTouchX, eventX);
   dirtyRect.right = Math.max(lastTouchX, eventX);
   dirtyRect.top = Math.min(lastTouchY, eventY);
   dirtyRect.bottom = Math.max(lastTouchY, eventY);
  }
 }
}

Screen Shots

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