MrGibbage MrGibbage - 1 month ago 14
Android Question

Android TextView text won't center

I am trying to make a PIN entry activity, but one little thing is not quite working for me. I can't get the text to center in the TextView's at the top of the screenshot here:

Pin Screenshot

The way it will work is when the user is entering a PIN, I will place a star in each TextView for visible feedback. The problem is, I want the star to be centered. I have tried layout_gravity="center", but it doesn't make a difference. Here's my current layout:

<?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">
<TextView
android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:id="@+id/textView1"
android:text="PIN Required"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal"
android:layout_marginBottom="12sp"
></TextView>
<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:id="@+id/linearLayout1"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginBottom="12sp"
android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal"
>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/text1"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="48sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:layout_marginRight="2sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="48sp"
android:background="#FFFFFF"
android:text="X"
android:layout_gravity="center"
></TextView>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/text2"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="48sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:layout_marginRight="2sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="2sp"
android:background="#FFFFFF"
></TextView>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/text3"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="48sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:layout_marginRight="2sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="2sp"
android:background="#FFFFFF"
></TextView>
<TextView
android:id="@+id/text4"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="48sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:layout_marginRight="48sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="2sp"
android:background="#FFFFFF"
></TextView>
</LinearLayout>
<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:id="@+id/linearLayout2"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginBottom="12sp"
>
<Button
android:text="1"
android:textColor="#FFFFFF"
android:id="@+id/button1"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="64sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:editable="false"
android:layout_marginRight="2sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="48sp"
android:background="@drawable/action_background_gradient"
android:onClick="ButtonClicked"
></Button>
<Button
android:text="2"
android:textColor="#FFFFFF"
android:id="@+id/button2"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="64sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:editable="false"
android:layout_marginRight="2sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="2sp"
android:background="@drawable/action_background_gradient"
android:onClick="ButtonClicked"
></Button>
<Button
android:text="3"
android:textColor="#FFFFFF"
android:id="@+id/button3"
android:layout_height="32sp"
android:layout_width="64sp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:editable="false"
android:layout_marginRight="48sp"
android:layout_marginLeft="2sp"
android:background="@drawable/action_background_gradient"
android:onClick="ButtonClicked"
></Button>
</LinearLayout>

<!--... and so on for the rest of the buttons ... -->
</LinearLayout>


I've got that android:text="X" in there for the first textview just so I can see if it is working. When I am done tweaking the layout, that will go away.
What simple thing am I missing?

Answer Source

use android:gravity="center"

although I'm not seeing any EditText element in your code. You sure you posted the right code?