Williams Williams - 23 days ago 12
Android Question

How to add left drawable in Spinner View in Android

Hello I am trying to add left drawable in

Spinner
but I didn't find any propery for this as you do same in
EditText
using
android:drawableLeft="@drawable/password_drawable"
. Is there any correct way to achieve same in
Spinner
in Android.

Here in my case there should be left drawable only this state which I gave in the screenshot, when user click on the Spinner I don't want to have left drawable there in open drop down list in
Spinner


I'm trying like this where there is no such attribute

<Spinner
android:id="@+id/selectSpinner"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/sign_up_views_vertical_top_margin"
android:background="@drawable/edittext_border"
/>


I want something like below screenshot

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Currently it is looking like below

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and when I set the background of the
Spinner
then it looks like

<Spinner
android:id="@+id/selectSpinner"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/sign_up_views_vertical_top_margin"
android:background="@drawable/selectone_drawable"
android:entries="@array/select_type" />


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Thanks in advance

Answer

Create a nine-patch image and set it as the background of the Spinner, then add a left padding, should do the trick.

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