Dusan Dusan - 1 month ago 7
Android Question

Android button with icon and text

I have some buttons like this in my app:

<Button
android:id="@+id/bSearch"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:padding="16dp"
android:text="Search"
android:textSize="24sp" />


I'm trying to create a same button with text and a icon.
android:drawableLeft doesn't work for me (Maybe it would, but i don't know how to set a max height to the icon).

So i created a LinearLayout with a ImageView and a TextView and made it act like a button:

<LinearLayout
android:id="@+id/bSearch2"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:background="@android:drawable/btn_default"
android:clickable="true"
android:padding="16dp"
android:orientation="horizontal" >

<ImageView
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
android:layout_marginLeft="5dp"
android:adjustViewBounds="true"
android:maxHeight="30dp"
android:maxWidth="30dp"
android:scaleType="fitCenter"
android:src="@drawable/search_icon" />

<TextView
android:id="@+id/tvSearchCaption"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
android:textSize="24sp"
android:paddingRight="30dp"
android:gravity="center"
android:text="Search" />
</LinearLayout>


My new button is exactly what i want (font size, icon and text placement).
But it doesn't look like my default buttons:

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So i tried, to change the background and the text color of my new Button:

Button Search = (Button) findViewById(R.id.bSearch);
LinearLayout bSearch2 = (LinearLayout) findViewById(R.id.bSearch2);
bSearch2.setBackground(bSearch.getBackground());
TextView tvSearchCaption = (TextView)findViewById(R.id.tvSearchCaption);
tvSearchCaption.setTextColor(bSearch.getTextColors().getDefaultColor());


This gives a strange result, my old button, gets messed up:

enter image description here

When i change the order of these two buttons in the XML, so the "new button" goes first, it makes another strange result:

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Now i noticed, that when i try to press the old button, the new one gets pressed.

Any ideas?

Answer

Try this one.

<Button
    android:id="@+id/bSearch"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:padding="16dp"
    android:text="Search"
    android:drawableLeft="@android:drawable/ic_menu_search"
    android:textSize="24sp"/>
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