vnshetty vnshetty - 9 days ago 7
Android Question

What is the difference between match_parent and fill_parent?

I'm a little confused about two XML properties:

match_parent
and
fill_parent
. It seems that both are the same. Is there any difference between them?

Answer

They're the same thing (in API Level 8+). Use match_parent.

FILL_PARENT (renamed MATCH_PARENT in API Level 8 and higher), which means that the view wants to be as big as its parent (minus padding)

...

fill_parent: The view should be as big as its parent (minus padding). This constant is deprecated starting from API Level 8 and is replaced by match_parent.

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/ViewGroup.LayoutParams.html

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