So I've been searching the web for a way to display a simple shadow for a layout, but there is no proper way to do that.
All I found was a workaround where you create a layout behind the one you want a shadow to be applied to, and then tweak it to be transparent and some other stuff.
Is there any other way to have a simple layout shadow without adding a whole new layout ?
I've been able to come up with a solution to this problem, and that by adding a
View below our famous layout, displaying a gradient from one color to another.
Usually, the First color would be some sort of dark grayish, and the Second one would be the color of the background (in my case, i'll be having a light gray background so it's not completely white).
The xml would go like this :
... <LinearLayout android:id="@+id/headerLayout" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:orientation="vertical" > <LinearLayout android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_gravity="center" android:background="@drawable/headerImage" android:orientation="vertical" /> <View android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="5dip" android:background="@drawable/drop_shadow" > </View> </LinearLayout> ...
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"> <gradient android:startColor="#404040" android:endColor="#F1F1F1" android:angle="270" > </gradient> </shape>
I hope it'll help ;)