[android] How to show Snackbar when Activity starts?

I want to show android Snackbar (android.support.design.widget.Snackbar) when the activity starts just like we show a Toast.

But the problem is we have to specify the parent layout when creating Snackbar like this:

Snackbar.make(parentlayout, "This is main activity", Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG)
            .setAction("CLOSE", new View.OnClickListener() {
                public void onClick(View view) {

            .setActionTextColor(getResources().getColor(android.R.color.holo_red_light ))

How to give parent layout when we show Snackbar at the start of the activity without any click events (If it was a click event we could've easily pass the parent view)?

This question is related to android material-design android-snackbar

The answer is

Just point to any View inside the Activity's XML. You can give an id to the root viewGroup, for example, and use:

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
   View parentLayout = findViewById(android.R.id.content);
   Snackbar.make(parentLayout, "This is main activity", Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG) 
        .setAction("CLOSE", new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View view) {

        .setActionTextColor(getResources().getColor(android.R.color.holo_red_light ))
   //Other stuff in OnCreate();

I have had trouble myself displaying Snackbar until now. Here is the simplest way to display a Snackbar. To display it as your Main Activity Starts, just put these two lines inside your OnCreate()

    Snackbar snackbar = Snackbar.make(findViewById(android.R.id.content), "Welcome To Main Activity", Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG);

P.S. Just make sure you have imported the Android Design Support.(As mentioned in the question).

For Kotlin,

Snackbar.make(findViewById(android.R.id.content), message, Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT).show()

Try this

Snackbar.make(findViewById(android.R.id.content), "Got the Result", Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG)
                        .setAction("Submit", mOnClickListener)

call this method in onCreate

Snackbar snack = Snackbar.make(
                    (((Activity) context).findViewById(android.R.id.content)),
                    message + "", Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT);
snack.setDuration(Snackbar.LENGTH_INDEFINITE);//change Duration as you need
            //snack.setAction(actionButton, new View.OnClickListener());//add your own listener
            View view = snack.getView();
            TextView tv = (TextView) view
            tv.setTextColor(Color.WHITE);//change textColor

            TextView tvAction = (TextView) view


It can be done simply by using the following codes inside onCreate. By using android's default layout

Snackbar.make(findViewById(android.R.id.content),"Your Message",Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG).show();

A utils function for show snack bar

fun showSnackBar(activity: Activity, message: String, action: String? = null,
    actionListener: View.OnClickListener? = null, duration: Int = Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT) {
    val snackBar = Snackbar.make(activity.findViewById(android.R.id.content), message, duration)
        .setBackgroundColor(Color.parseColor("#CC000000")) // todo update your color
    if (action != null && actionListener!=null) {
        snackBar.setAction(action, actionListener)

Example using in Activity

  showSnackBar(this, "No internet")
  showSnackBar(this, "No internet", duration = Snackbar.LENGTH_LONG)
  showSnackBar(activity, "No internet", "OK", View.OnClickListener { 
       // handle click 

Example using in Fragment

  showSnackBar(getActivity(), "No internet")

Hope it help

You can try this library. This is a wrapper for android default snackbar. https://github.com/ChathuraHettiarachchi/CSnackBar

    .message("Profile updated successfully!")

This contains multiple types of snackbar and even a customview intergrated snackbar

Simple way to show some text:

Snackbar.make(view, "Sample Text", Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

and to show text with button:

Snackbar.make(view, "Sample Text", Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT).setAction("Ok", new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View view) {


You can also define a super class for all your activities and find the view once in the parent activity.

for example

AppActivity.java :

public class AppActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    protected View content;

    protected void onCreate(@Nullable Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        content = findViewById(android.R.id.content);

and your snacks would look like this in every activity in your app:

Snackbar.make(content, "hello every body", Snackbar.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

It is better for performance you have to find the view once for every activity.

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