Eric Eric - 3 months ago 50
Android Question

Full Screen DialogFragment in Android

I'm trying to show an almost fullscreen DialogFragment. But I'm somehow not able to do so.

The way I am showing the Fragment is straight from the android developer documentation

FragmentManager f = ((Activity)getContext()).getFragmentManager();
FragmentTransaction ft = f.beginTransaction();
Fragment prev = f.findFragmentByTag("dialog");
if (prev != null) {
ft.remove(prev);
}
ft.addToBackStack(null);

// Create and show the dialog.
DialogFragment newFragment = new DetailsDialogFragment();
newFragment.show(ft, "dialog");


I know naively tried to set the RelativeLayout in the fragment to fill_parent and some minWidth and minHeight.

<RelativeLayout
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:minWidth="1000px"
android:minHeight="600px"
android:background="#ff0000">


I would know expect the DialogFragment to fill the majority of the screen. But I only seems to resize vertically but only until some fixed width horizontally.

I also tried to set the Window Attributes in code, as suggested here: http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers/browse_thread/thread/f0bb813f643604ec. But this didn't help either.

I am probably misunderstanding something about how Android handles Dialogs, as I am brand new to it. How can I do something like this? Are there any alternative ways to reach my goal?




Android Device:

Asus EeePad Transformer

Android 3.0.1




Update:
I now managed to get it into full screen, with the following code in the fragment

@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setStyle(STYLE_NO_FRAME, android.R.style.Theme_Holo_Light);
}


Unfortunately, this is not quite want I want. I definitely need a small "padding" around the dialog to show the background.

Any ideas how to accomplish that?

Answer

Try switching to a LinearLayout instead of RelativeLayout. I was targeting the 3.0 Honeycomb api when testing.

public class FragmentDialog extends Activity {

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

    Button button = (Button) findViewById(R.id.show);
    button.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
        public void onClick(View v) {
            showDialog();
        }
    });
}

@Override
public void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) {
    super.onSaveInstanceState(outState);
}

void showDialog() {
    FragmentTransaction ft = getFragmentManager().beginTransaction();
    DialogFragment newFragment = MyDialogFragment.newInstance();
    newFragment.show(ft, "dialog");
}

public static class MyDialogFragment extends DialogFragment {

    static MyDialogFragment newInstance() {
        MyDialogFragment f = new MyDialogFragment();
        return f;
    }

    @Override
    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
        Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        View v = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_dialog, container, false);
        return v;
    }

}
}

and the layouts: fragment_dialog.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout 
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
    android:layout_width="match_parent" 
    android:layout_height="match_parent" 
    android:minWidth="1000dp"  
    android:minHeight="1000dp"> 
 </LinearLayout> 

main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="vertical" 
    android:layout_width="match_parent" 
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:background="#ffffff">
    <Button android:id="@+id/show"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_weight="0"
        android:text="show">
    </Button>
</LinearLayout>