Omega Omega - 29 days ago 6
Android Question

How do I make Views fill the full width of their parent in my Android app?

I have the following layout defined for one of my Activities:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TableLayout android:id="@+id/TableLayout01" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent" xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<TableRow android:id="@+id/TableRow01" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="fill_parent">
<EditText android:text="Resource Name" android:id="@+id/ResourceName" android:lines="1" android:isScrollContainer="false"></EditText>
</TableRow>
<TableRow android:id="@+id/TableRow02" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="fill_parent">
<Button android:id="@+id/Tile" android:text="Tile"></Button>
</TableRow>
</TableLayout>


The layout renders almost correctly, the only problem is that my text box and my button aren't occupying the full width of their respective rows.

I've tried specifying
fill_parent
for the layout width properties, but to no avail, they still only occupy roughly half of the screen.

Documentation overall for Android so far has been great, but there are a few scenarios like this one where I hit an invisible wall! Thanks for all the help!

Answer

try using android:stretchColumns="0" (when you define the TableLayout) or what ever is the index of the column that you would want to stretch.

For more information - http://developer.android.com/guide/tutorials/views/hello-tablelayout.html