FireFly3000 FireFly3000 - 8 months ago 107
Android Question

How to remove border/shadow from lollipop buttons

The buttons looks fine for api < 21. However, the +21 versions creates this border or shadow that is shown on the image below. How do I get rid of it without changeing the hole theme, but setting a style variable?

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It might be more clear on this colored image. There is some kind of border around the buttons.
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My buttonssstyle is defined like this:

<style name="buttonTransparent" parent="Base.TextAppearance.AppCompat.Button">
<item name="android:background">#00000000</item>
<item name="android:textColor">@drawable/button_text_blue</item>
<item name="android:textSize">18dp</item>
<item name="android:textAllCaps">false</item>
<item name="android:minHeight">45dp</item>

<style name="buttonLargeWhite" parent="buttonTransparent">
<item name="android:background">#FFF</item>
<item name="android:layout_marginTop">10dp</item>


Lollipop has a nasty little feature called stateListAnimator which handles the elevations on Buttons, which leads to shadows.

Remove the stateListAnimator to get rid of the shadows.

You have got multiple options to do that:

In code:


or in your layout xml's: