user1154920 user1154920 - 8 days ago 5
Android Question

Android draw circle around Text

I have a textView with a single character in it (all single digit, numbers 0-9). I'd like to draw a circle or a square around the number. I saw a thread mention using a nine-patch to style around it, but I'm unsure of how to do this (or if it is the best way to do it). How can I have a circle around the number?

Thanks

Answer

Just need to create a round drawable like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
    android:shape="oval">
    <corners android:radius="10dip"/>
    <stroke android:color="@color/red" android:width="2dip"/>
    <solid android:color="@android:color/transparent"/>
</shape>

And set this drawable as your TextView background.