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android – ViewPager intercepts all x-axis onTouch events. How to disable?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment



There is a viewpager of two fragments. One of those fragments has a layout witch listens to onTouch changes at X-axis.


Layout doesn’t get almost all Action.Move events when touching and sliding along X-axis.
It seems that viewpager has a onInterceptTouchEvent which returns true.


Is it real to override viewpager’s behavior to make it and my layout work together? So the perfect situation is layout intercepts all onTouch events on it and viewpager manages the rest of onTouch events. Thanks!

How to&Answers:

You are right, I believe every scrolling container intercepts touch events, but you can prevent it. You can put a touch listener on your layout:

public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event) {
    switch (event.getAction()) {
    case MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE: 
    case MotionEvent.ACTION_UP:
    case MotionEvent.ACTION_CANCEL:


Similar situation (but not using a ViewPager), putting this in the view that needed the touch event worked for me. Add checks for MotionEvents other than ACTION_MOVE if applicable to your use case.

public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent event) {
    if (event.getAction() == MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE) {
        return true;
    } else {
        return super.onTouchEvent(event);


neutrino was right!


once the viewpager access the touchEvent Intercept,the child view in it can got the event.
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I use a FrameLayout in viewpager to got the DrawerLayout Effect(I need it not match the height of screen,so I can’t use drawerlayout or navigation drawer).

It really helps!


I had a similar problem.

In my case I was setting a OnTouchListener on ViewPager but it wasn’t receiving touch events when the children that received the touch had onClick set.

What I did was extend the ViewPager class and call my click listener inside the method onInterceptTouchEvent(boolean) and it worked fine. Just be careful not to intercept wrong events.