Barrier Barrier - 1 month ago 18
Android Question

Android: Border for LinearLayout

I have a

LinearLayout
and I want to put a border for it . It should look like below.

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This is my layout,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:id="@+id/content_main"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"
tools:context=".activities.AddInfoMainActivity"
tools:showIn="@layout/app_bar_main">


<LinearLayout
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="horizontal">

<LinearLayout
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_one"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginRight="2dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:orientation="vertical">

<ImageView
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_img01"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="48dp"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp"
android:src="@drawable/sample01" />

<TextView
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_txtView01"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp"
android:text="@string/add_info_txt_one_01"
android:textAlignment="center"
android:textSize="20sp" />

<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp" />

</LinearLayout>

<LinearLayout
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_two"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginLeft="2dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:orientation="vertical">

<ImageView
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_img02"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="48dp"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp"
android:src="@drawable/sample02" />

<TextView
android:id="@+id/add_info_layout_one_txtView02"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp"
android:text="@string/add_info_txt_one_02"
android:textAlignment="center"
android:textSize="20sp" />

<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="24dp" />

</LinearLayout>


</LinearLayout>
</RelativeLayout>


Util to now I haven't use any style for my layout.

Have any ideas ?

Answer

To set border you can create an xml file in your drawable with the below code.

border.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
    android:shape="rectangle"> 
        <stroke android:width="5dip" android:color="@android:color/white" />   
</shape>

and from your linearlayout set your background

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com....
    android:background="@drawable/border"> 

    <!--- code here --->

</LinearLayout>

but base on your image you are looking for cardView. Try to search for cardview.

click this link for example and tutorial for cardview.