How to Create Android ImageButton Into Your Mobile App Using ImageButton Android Widget

You’ve seen it, right?

The Android ImageButton

But the real question is – have you ever implemented it?

Now there can be multiple cases here: First, you already implemented it, even more than one time. If so, then congratulations! You’re good to go. Now you should check out our other blog posts.

Another case is, you did implement it, but not properly. Not properly means, it doesn’t look and feel the exact way you wanted.

And lastly, you’ve just never implemented it before.

It can be either of above. Here, we’re going to share our secret how our Android app development team implement the Android ImageButton to create an Android app. Remember, this is the exact process which our dev team uses to build mobile apps for our clients from Florida, Chicago, in fact, all over the world.

Now before we go, and move to code part, why not first understand what an imagebutton in Android is, and what type of demo you’ll see in this Android image button tutorial.

Android ImageButton

In an Android app, the Android image button is used to a normal button with an image. In simple terms, it is button with image that can be used to execute an action.

In today’s Android app tutorial, we’ll be building one app to demonstrate how to implement Android imagebutton.

Let’s Get Started

Create a new project under the file menu, and modify project details.

Create a new project in Android Studio

In the next tab, select Mini SDK Version.

select Mini SDK Version

Add an empty activity.

Add an empty activity

And lastly, customize the activity.

customize the activity

Start Code Integration


public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity implements View.OnClickListener {
private ImageButton imageButton;
private boolean flag;
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
private void initControls() {
imageButton = (ImageButton) findViewById(;
public void onClick(View view) {
switch (view.getId()) {
if (flag) {
flag = false;
} else {
flag = true;
Toast.makeText(this, "ImageButton is clicked", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""

android:src="@drawable/img_android_one" />

And done!

Let’s check out the demo.

Android Image Button Tutorial

Works fine, doesn’t it?

However, you must know that the concept of image button in Android can go a little bit beyond this. And if you have got an app idea, you may need technical advice. Consult with an expert, or hire Android application development company to implement it right.

In case, if you still have any query or confusion regarding imagebutton Android, mobile app development, the average cost of developing an app, how to make money with an app idea or mobile app estimation template, then you can get in touch with us through our contact us form. One of our sales representatives will revert to you as soon as possible. The consultation is absolutely free of cost.

Grab a free copy of Android imagebutton example from Github.

Author Bio
Amit Patolia
Amit Patolia
Designation: Android Team Lead

Amit Patolia is an Android Team Lead at Space-O Technologies. He has over 9+ years of experience in Android app development. He has guided to develop over 100 Android apps with unique features and functionalities. He also has expertise in Kotlin-based apps.