Rendy Rendy - 3 months ago 13
Android Question

How to have equal size of width and height [square shape] using layout_weight?

I have following code:




<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:layout_weight="1" >
<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:gravity="center"
android:text="Test 1"
android:textSize="24sp" />
</LinearLayout>

<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:layout_weight="1" >
<TextView
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:gravity="center"
android:text="Test 2"
android:textSize="24sp" />
</LinearLayout>




that results:

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How can I have equal size of View's height with its width (that is resulted by
layout_weight
)?

Answer

You have to override the onMeasure method set the same height as the height. Please see this question: Simple way to do dynamic but square layout

This is the complete solution that I come up with:

SquareLinearLayout.java

public class SquareLinearLayout extends LinearLayout {
public SquareLinearLayout(Context context) {
    super(context);
}

public SquareLinearLayout(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
    super(context, attrs);
}

public SquareLinearLayout(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
    super(context, attrs, defStyle);
}

@Override
protected void onMeasure(int widthMeasureSpec, int heightMeasureSpec) {
    super.onMeasure(widthMeasureSpec, heightMeasureSpec);

    int width = MeasureSpec.getSize(widthMeasureSpec);
    int height = MeasureSpec.getSize(heightMeasureSpec);
    int widthDesc = MeasureSpec.getMode(widthMeasureSpec);
    int heightDesc = MeasureSpec.getMode(heightMeasureSpec);
    int size = 0;
    if (widthDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED
            && heightDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED) {
        size = getContext().getResources().getDimensionPixelSize(R.dimen.default_size); // Use your own default size, for example 125dp
    } else if ((widthDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED || heightDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED)
            && !(widthDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED && heightDesc == MeasureSpec.UNSPECIFIED)) {
        //Only one of the dimensions has been specified so we choose the dimension that has a value (in the case of unspecified, the value assigned is 0)
        size = width > height ? width : height;
    } else {
        //In all other cases both dimensions have been specified so we choose the smaller of the two
        size = width > height ? height : width;
    }
    setMeasuredDimension(size, size);
}

}

activity_my.xml

<ListView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:id="@+id/listview"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
tools:listitem="@layout/item"
tools:context=".MyActivity">

item.xml

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

        <com.appsrise.squarelinearlayout.SquareLinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:background="@android:color/holo_blue_bright">
            <TextView
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:gravity="center"
                android:text="Test 1"
                android:textSize="24sp" />
        </com.appsrise.squarelinearlayout.SquareLinearLayout>

        <com.appsrise.squarelinearlayout.SquareLinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:background="@android:color/holo_green_light">
            <TextView
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:gravity="center"
                android:text="Test 2"
                android:textSize="24sp" />
        </com.appsrise.squarelinearlayout.SquareLinearLayout>

</LinearLayout>

MyActivity.java

public class MyActivity extends Activity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_my);

    ListView listView = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.listview);
    listView.setAdapter(new BaseAdapter() {

        private LayoutInflater mInflater = LayoutInflater.from(MyActivity.this);

        @Override
        public int getCount() {
            return 100;
        }

        @Override
        public Object getItem(int position) {
            return null;
        }

        @Override
        public long getItemId(int position) {
            return 0;
        }

        @Override
        public View getView(int position, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
            if (convertView == null)
                convertView = mInflater.inflate(R.layout.item, parent, false);
            return convertView;
        }
    });
}

}