Shubham Shubham - 4 months ago 50
Android Question

Add custom view to the right of toolbar

I am trying to achieve this(A timer in

toolbar
with red background):

A timer in the toolbar along with red background

I am trying to add
customView
in
toolbar
. It always end's up being on extreme left just beside the back arrow. Like the text
YP
in image below is a custom
Textview
added to toolbar.enter image description here.

The code for
toolbar
:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
android:id="@+id/base_activity_toolbar"
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:background="?attr/colorPrimary"
android:elevation="4dp"
android:minHeight="?attr/actionBarSize"
android:popupTheme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Light"
android:theme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar" />


The code for adding the layout:

LayoutInflater mInflater= LayoutInflater.from(context);
View mCustomView = mInflater.inflate(R.layout.textview, null);
toolbar.addView(mCustomView);


This is the layout I am adding right now for testing:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:orientation="horizontal"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:gravity="end"
android:layout_height="wrap_content">
<TextView android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:text="yp"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>
</LinearLayout>


I am missing something majorly, could not figure out. Pulling my hairs out.

Answer

You can add ViewGroups inside Toolbar

          <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
            android:id="@+id/toolbar"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="@dimen/toolbar_height"
            app:popupTheme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Light"
            app:theme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar">

            <RelativeLayout....

            </RelativeLayout>

           </android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar>