DatVM DatVM - 3 months ago 16
Android Question

How to make layout with View fill the remaining space?

I'm designing my application UI. I need a layout looks like this:

Example of desired layout

(< and > are Buttons). The problem is, I don't know how to make sure the TextView will fill the remaining space, with two buttons have fixed size.

If I use fill_parent for Text View, the second button (>) can't be shown.

How can I craft a layout that looks like the image?

Answer

Answer from woodshy worked for me, and it is simpler than the answer by Ungureanu Liviu since it does not use RelativeLayout. I am giving my layout for clarity:

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

     <Button
        android:layout_width = "80dp"
        android:layout_weight = "0"
        android:layout_height = "wrap_content"
        android:text="&lt;"/>
     <TextView
        android:layout_width = "fill_parent"
        android:layout_height = "wrap_content"
        android:layout_weight = "1"/>
     <Button
        android:layout_width = "80dp"
        android:layout_weight = "0"
        android:layout_height = "wrap_content"
        android:text="&gt;"/>   
 </LinearLayout>