BarChart in Sketchware android project

In Sketchware, to create an app in which data with numerical values can be added and viewed as a Bar chart, follow the steps given below.

1. Create a new project in Sketchware.

2. In main.xml add two Buttons button1 and button2. Set text of button1 to 'Add' and text of button2 to 'Bar Chart'. Also add a ListView listview2.

3. Create a CustomView items.xml and add two TextViews in it textview1 and textview2.

4. Select items.xml as CustomView of listview2.

5. In, add a Shared Preferences component sp:sp, a Dialog component dialog_add, and an Intent component i.

6. Add a Map variable map, three String variables jsondata, label and value, and a ListMap maplist.

7. In onCreate event use blocks to get data from shared preferences to maplist and display it in ListView.
8. In onBindCustomView event, display the data from maplist in the TextViews in CustomView items.xml.

9. Create a CustomView dialog_view.xml containing LinearLayout linear2 and linear3 for adding EditText fields created programmatically.

10. In the event button1 onClick, use blocks to display a Custom Dialog Box which can be used to add data to the list.

The code in first add source directly block in the image above, creates two EditText programmatically, adds them to the LinearLayouts in CustomView dialog_view.xml, and sets the CustomView as the View of the Dialog.
final EditText dialog_edittext1 = new EditText(MainActivity.this);
dialog_edittext1.setLayoutParams(new LinearLayout.LayoutParams(LinearLayout.LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT, LinearLayout.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));

final EditText dialog_edittext2 = new EditText(MainActivity.this);
dialog_edittext2.setLayoutParams(new LinearLayout.LayoutParams(LinearLayout.LayoutParams.MATCH_PARENT, LinearLayout.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));
dialog_edittext2.setInputType(InputType.TYPE_CLASS_NUMBER | InputType.TYPE_NUMBER_FLAG_DECIMAL | InputType.TYPE_NUMBER_FLAG_SIGNED);

View inflated_view = getLayoutInflater().inflate(R.layout.dialog_view, null);

LinearLayout dialog_linear1 = inflated_view.findViewById(;
LinearLayout dialog_linear2 = inflated_view.findViewById(;


The code used in second add source directly block in the image above, gets the data from EditText fields to the String variables.
label = dialog_edittext1.getText().toString();
value = dialog_edittext2.getText().toString();

11. Create a new View barchart.xml.

12. In the event button2 onClick in, save the maplist to Shared Preferences and used Intent to move to

13. In barchart.xml add a LinearV linear1. Set it's width to match_parent.

14. In add a Shared Preferences component sp:sp, a Map variable map, and a ListMap listmap.

15. In onCreate event use blocks to get data from Shared Preferences to listmap, and codes to display this ListMap in BarChartView.
The code used in add source directly block is
BarChartView chart = new BarChartView(this, listmap, "number", "text");
Here 'text' and 'number' are the keys used to add items to List Map in

16. Create a More Block extra.

17. In the more block extra, use an add source directly block and put codes to define a View class BarChartView.

public class BarChartView extends View {
private int barCol;
private int progressCol;
private int progress=0;
private Paint myPaint;
private ArrayList<HashMap<String, Object>> list = new ArrayList<>();
private String numkey;
private String labelkey;

public BarChartView(Context context, ArrayList<HashMap<String, Object>> list, String numkey, String labelkey){
myPaint = new Paint();
barCol = Color.BLACK;
progressCol = Color.RED;
progress = 0;
this.list = list;
this.numkey = numkey;
this.labelkey = labelkey;

protected void onDraw(Canvas canvas) {
int viewWidth = this.getMeasuredWidth();
int viewHeight = this.getMeasuredHeight();

canvas.drawLine(40, viewHeight -40, 40, 40, myPaint);
canvas.drawLine(40, viewHeight -40, viewWidth -20, viewHeight -40, myPaint);

int lastBase = 40;
int barWidth = (int)(viewWidth - 80)/list.size();

int max = Integer.valueOf(list.get(0).get(numkey).toString());
for (int i =0; i<list.size(); i++){
if(max < Integer.valueOf(list.get(i).get(numkey).toString())) {
max = Integer.valueOf(list.get(i).get(numkey).toString());
} }
int maxHeight = viewHeight - 120;


for (int i =0; i<list.size(); i++){
int col = 100+(155*i/list.size());
myPaint.setColor(Color.rgb(0, col, col));
canvas.drawRect(lastBase+10, viewHeight - (Integer.valueOf(list.get(i).get(numkey).toString())*maxHeight/max), lastBase + barWidth, viewHeight - 40, myPaint);;
canvas.rotate(270f, 0, 0);
myPaint.setColor(Color.BLACK); myPaint.setTextSize(barWidth/2); canvas.drawText(list.get(i).get(labelkey).toString() + " : " +list.get(i).get(numkey).toString(), -viewHeight +100, lastBase+10 +barWidth*2/3, myPaint);

lastBase = lastBase + barWidth;


This code only works for positive integer values and not for decimal values.

18. Save and Run the project.

Bar Chart form Json Array:


  1. Nice post. Thank you for sharing the information.
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  2. The section 8 needs some information to be included.

    It should go like this.
    Go to view, activate the listview2, select the customview and items.

    Go to event, on view and press the +, and select the onBindCustomView.
    Then press it and go continue to work on it on the blocks, like the site says.

  3. I'm doing this app with Sketchware, and I'm trying to do everything that it's saying.

    I'm stuck again, like the 30th time.
    I thank the good people in the Sketchware questions channel on for helping me.

  4. How difficult would it be to change it into a double to allow decimals?


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