w1nter w1nter - 10 days ago 6
Android Question

Android ScrollView not centering

I have the following code:

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

<LinearLayout
android:orientation="vertical"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:id="@+id/activity_list_films">

<Button
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="Back"
android:onClick="back"/>
</LinearLayout>
</ScrollView>
</LinearLayout>


However the button, and the stuff that I add to the inner LinearLayout dynamically, all appear on the top left of the screen. What am I doing wrong?

I have tried putting
layout_gravity="center"
and
gravity="center"
in the inner LinearLayout too, but this does not help.

Thanks.

Answer

Your LinearLayout width is wrap_content : it doesn't take the whole width of the screen and cannot center content horizontally. So change it to android:layout_width="match_parent" also set layout_gravity to center_horizontal android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal"

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

    <ScrollView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent">

        <LinearLayout
            android:id="@+id/activity_list_films"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:orientation="vertical">

            <Button
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_gravity="center_horizontal"
                android:onClick="back"
                android:text="Back" />
        </LinearLayout>
    </ScrollView>
</LinearLayout>
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