I am absolutely new in Android development and I have the following doubt developing my first app.
I have to horizontally divide my layout into 2 sections having the same size (half screen has to be occupied by the left section and half screen by the right section).
These 2 sections have to contain some text images.
What is the best strategy to do it? Using a horizontal
The main purpose of
TableLayout is you can easily divide your layout into multiple rows and columns.
For such a simple layout you could just use a horizontal
LinearLayout that contains two layouts for your left and right content.
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:orientation="horizontal"> <RelativeLayout android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:layout_weight="1"> <!-- left content --> </RelativeLayout> <RelativeLayout android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:layout_weight="1"> <!-- right content --> </RelativeLayout> </LinearLayout>
layout_weight attribute instead of defining a
layout_width ensures that that the left and right layouts will divide the screen equally on all devices/screen orientations.
layout_weight values mean the layouts are equally "important", so they will get equal space from the parent
Check this link out for more info on
LinearLayout and the