Fullscreen DialogFragment with translucent StatusBar

I have a DialogFragment which I want to show in fullscreen. I do however still want a StatusBar present, and the hardware buttons at the bottom. I also want to set a background color of the StatusBar (for Lollipop).

My problem is that if I set the following flags in the DialogFragment:

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    Both the StatusBar and Hardware keyboard becomes translucent, and the DialogFragment stretches behind these.

    Here is the code, which has been greatly reduced to become readable:

    public class CardDetailsDialog extends DialogFragment {
    Setup parameters...
    public static CardDetailsDialog newInstance(final long cardId, final long projectId){
        CardDetailsDialog frag = new CardDetailsDialog();
        frag.setStyle(DialogFragment.STYLE_NORMAL, R.style.CardDetailsDialogStyle);
        return frag;
    public void onActivityCreated(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        if(getDialog() != null) {
            getDialog().getWindow().getAttributes().windowAnimations = R.style.DialogSlideAnimation;
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
                             Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreateView(inflater, container, savedInstanceState);
        View view = inflater.inflate(R.layout.card_details, container, false);
        Handle everything that happens inside the view...
        return view;

    Here is the referred theme:

    <style name="CardDetailsDialogStyle" parent="@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light.Dialog" >
        <item name="android:windowBackground">@null</item>
        <item name="android:windowNoTitle">true</item>
        <item name="android:windowFrame">@null</item>
        <item name="android:windowIsFloating">true</item>
        <item name="android:windowContentOverlay">@null</item>
        <item name="android:windowAnimationStyle">@android:style/Animation.Dialog</item>
        <item name="android:windowSoftInputMode">stateUnspecified|adjustPan</item>

    And the style of the fragment:

    <RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:background="@color/pp.whiteBackgroundColor" >
    <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
            All subview elements here...

    This is the result: Screenshot

    As you can see, the ToolBar extends over the StatusBar and hardware buttons. I don’t know if I am approaching this correctly. Am I missing something?


    This is what the same view look likes when I remove


    enter image description here

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    Try use the same Style from your App. I tested with simple dialog without fragment and works fine.
    Like that:

    new Dialog(context, R.style.CardDetailsDialogStyle);

    For anyone who’s still having this problem, do the following. This just solves half of the problem that is posted i.e. black status bar.

    Add following theme to res/value-v21/style

    <style name="DialogTheme" parent="@style/Base.Theme.AppCompat.Light.Dialog">
         <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>

    And then apply Style on DialogFragment in onCreate

    public void onCreate(@Nullable Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        setStyle(DialogFragment.STYLE_NO_TITLE, R.style.DialogTheme);

    if you’ve problem with your dialog theme then use this style e.g. colorAccent or colorControlHighlight etc

    <style name="DialogTheme" parent="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dialog">
         <item name="android:windowTranslucentStatus">true</item>

    enter image description here

    You have to set fitsystemwindows = true. Other way is to add a Space with 0dp and change its height to 25dp when the dialog is going to show.

    To change the space size, use layout params, check this post: How to create a RelativeLayout programmatically with two buttons one on top of the other?

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