user2589245 user2589245 - 3 months ago 26
Android Question

How to add border around TableLayout?

Below is my table code. My screen looks like this http://imgur.com/dFP298o but I wanna make it looks like this http://imgur.com/YuYJiJx. How can I add borders around each row and around table layout?

<TableLayout
android:id="@+id/table2"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_below="@+id/test_button_text23"
android:layout_marginLeft="45dp"
android:layout_marginBottom="25dp"
android:layout_marginRight="45dp"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:stretchColumns="*" >

<TableRow
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" >

<TextView
android:gravity="left"
android:text="Quantity"
android:textStyle="bold" />

<TextView
android:gravity="center"
android:textStyle="bold"
android:text="Item" />

</TableRow>

</TableLayout>


 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TableRow xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" >

<TextView
android:id="@+id/localTime"
android:textColor="#000000"
android:gravity="left" />

<TextView
android:id="@+id/apprentTemp"
android:textColor="#000000"
android:gravity="center" />

</TableRow>


 

View row = getLayoutInflater().inflate(R.layout.rows, null);
((TextView) row.findViewById(R.id.localTime)).setText(item.getString("Item"));
((TextView) row.findViewById(R.id.apprentTemp)).setText(item.getString("Quantity"));

Answer

In order to create a border around your table rows and around the table layout, you need to create a drawable to serve as a border and then set it as a background to your rows.

For example:

res/drawable/border.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape
   xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   android:shape= "rectangle"  >
   <solid android:color="#000000"/>
   <stroke android:width="1dp"  android:color="#000000"/>
</shape>

res/layout/your_layout.xml

<TableLayout
     android:id="@+id/table2"
     android:layout_width="fill_parent"
     android:layout_below="@+id/test_button_text23"
     android:layout_marginLeft="45dp"
     android:layout_marginBottom="25dp"
     android:layout_marginRight="45dp"
     android:layout_height="fill_parent"
     android:stretchColumns="*" >

     <TableRow
          android:layout_width="match_parent"
          android:layout_height="match_parent"
          android:background="@drawable/border>

           <TextView
              android:gravity="left"
              android:text="Quantity"
              android:background="@drawable/border"
              android:textStyle="bold" />

           <TextView
              android:gravity="center"
              android:textStyle="bold"
              android:background="@drawable/border"
              android:text="Item" />

     </TableRow>

</TableLayout>  

This won't look exactly like the picture you posted, but play with it to get what you want.