David_David David_David - 28 days ago 10
Android Question

Place seven buttons next to each other in linearlayout

I have a

linearlayout
which has seven buttons inside. However, the buttons do not show their text because they are placed in a wrong way. That's why I set
weightsum
to 7 and
weight
to 1 for each button. It partly worked, as I got the expected result in the virtual device. Yet, when I installed the app on my phone, the buttons were still hiding each other. What should I do?

linearlayout xml:

<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="50dp"
android:weightSum="7"
android:id="@+id/linearLayout"
android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
android:layout_alignParentStart="true" android:baselineAligned="false">
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="MON" android:id="@+id/mon" android:checked="false"
android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="TUE" android:id="@+id/tue" android:checked="false"
android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="WED" android:id="@+id/wed" android:checked="false"
android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="THU" android:id="@+id/thu" android:checked="false"
android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp"
android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="FRI" android:id="@+id/fri"
android:checked="false" android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp"
android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="SAT" android:id="@+id/sat"
android:checked="false" android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
<Button style="?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall" android:layout_width="0dp"
android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="SUN" android:id="@+id/sun"
android:checked="false" android:singleLine="true" android:layout_weight="1"/>
</LinearLayout>


Virtual device resolution(were I get the expected result): 768x1280

Real device resolution (in which I have the problem): 480x854

Screenshot: This is a screenshot of the result from the final accepted answer

Answer

Please try this code.. Hope this works

<LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:orientation="horizontal"
        android:weightSum="7">
            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt1"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="MON"
                android:weight="1"/>

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt2"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="TUE"
                android:weight="1"/>
           <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt3"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="WED"
                android:weight="1"/>
           <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt4"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="THU"
                android:weight="1"/>
            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt5"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="FRI"
                android:weight="1"/>
           <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt6"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="SAT"
                android:weight="1"/>
           <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt7"
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="SUN"
                android:weight="1"/>

  </LinearLayout>

Updated Let me know if it is working or not

    <?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">

    <LinearLayout
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:orientation="horizontal"
        android:weightSum="7">

        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt1"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="MON"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt2"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="TUE"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt3"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="WED"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt4"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="THU"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt5"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="FRI"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt6"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="SAT"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>
        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1">

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/bt7"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:text="SUN"
                android:weight="1"/>

        </LinearLayout>  

    </LinearLayout>

</LinearLayout>
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