user2560571 user2560571 - 6 months ago 41
Java Question

how to add buttons to the default maps project in android studio?

i've opned the default "google maps activity" , activity in android studio just to learn some stuff for myself, the thing is it opnes a fragment XML on full screen and puts a map view in all of it,
i want to add buttons, meaning adding another fragment or another xml layout of some sort, how can i do this ?
also what do i need to change in the Java file to call the new map \ buttons. ?

thnx !

this is the main code for the app >

package greenroadproject.greenroadproject2;

import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;

import com.google.android.gms.maps.GoogleMap;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.LatLng;
import com.google.android.gms.maps.model.MarkerOptions;

public class MapsActivity extends FragmentActivity {

private GoogleMap mMap; // Might be null if Google Play services APK is not available.

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

@Override
protected void onResume() {
super.onResume();
setUpMapIfNeeded();
}

/**
* Sets up the map if it is possible to do so (i.e., the Google Play services APK is correctly
* installed) and the map has not already been instantiated.. This will ensure that we only ever
* call {@link #setUpMap()} once when {@link #mMap} is not null.
* <p/>
* If it isn't installed {@link SupportMapFragment} (and
* {@link com.google.android.gms.maps.MapView MapView}) will show a prompt for the user to
* install/update the Google Play services APK on their device.
* <p/>
* A user can return to this FragmentActivity after following the prompt and correctly
* installing/updating/enabling the Google Play services. Since the FragmentActivity may not
* have been completely destroyed during this process (it is likely that it would only be
* stopped or paused), {@link #onCreate(Bundle)} may not be called again so we should call this
* method in {@link #onResume()} to guarantee that it will be called.
*/
private void setUpMapIfNeeded() {
// Do a null check to confirm that we have not already instantiated the map.
if (mMap == null) {
// Try to obtain the map from the SupportMapFragment.
mMap = ((SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager().findFragmentById(R.id.map))
.getMap();
// Check if we were successful in obtaining the map.
if (mMap != null) {
setUpMap();
}
}
}

/**
* This is where we can add markers or lines, add listeners or move the camera. In this case, we
* just add a marker near Africa.
* <p/>
* This should only be called once and when we are sure that {@link #mMap} is not null.
*/
private void setUpMap() {
mMap.addMarker(new MarkerOptions().position(new LatLng(0, 0)).title("Marker"));
}
}


and it uses this xml layout >

<fragment xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:id="@+id/map"
android:name="com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".MapsActivity" />


this can also be found if you just open the normal google maps activity in android studio it's the same code.

so how do i add buttons to all of this \ make the map a bit smaller ?

thnx allot

sv

Answer

Take LinearLayout as parent put map fragment as well as button on parent LinearLayout.

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:gravity="center">

    <fragment
        android:id="@+id/map"
        android:name="com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="1"
        tools:context=".MapsActivity" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/button"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Button" />

</LinearLayout>
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