KarlKarlsom KarlKarlsom - 2 months ago 20
Android Question

How to create standard Borderless buttons (like in the design guidline mentioned)?

I was just checking the design guidelines and wondering about the borderless buttons.
I goggled and tried to find in the source but can't bring it together by myself.
Is this the normal Button widget but you add a custom (Android default) style?
How to make these borderless buttons (of course you can set the background to empty, but then I don't have the divider)?

Here links to the design guidelines:



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Answer

To clear some confusion:

This is done in 2 steps: Setting the button background attribute to android:attr/selectableItemBackground creates you a button with feedback but no background.

android:background="?android:attr/selectableItemBackground"

The line to divide the borderless button from the rest of you layout is done by a view with the background android:attr/dividerVertical

android:background="?android:attr/dividerVertical"

For a better understanding here is a layout for a OK / Cancel borderless button combination at the bottom of your screen (like in the right picture above).

<RelativeLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="48dp"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true">
        <View
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="1dip"
            android:layout_marginLeft="4dip"
            android:layout_marginRight="4dip"
            android:background="?android:attr/dividerVertical"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"/>
        <View
            android:id="@+id/ViewColorPickerHelper"
            android:layout_width="1dip"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
            android:layout_marginBottom="4dip"
            android:layout_marginTop="4dip"
            android:background="?android:attr/dividerVertical" 
            android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"/>
        <Button
            android:id="@+id/BtnColorPickerCancel"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:layout_toLeftOf="@id/ViewColorPickerHelper"
            android:background="?android:attr/selectableItemBackground"
            android:text="@android:string/cancel" 
            android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"/>
        <Button
            android:id="@+id/BtnColorPickerOk"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:background="?android:attr/selectableItemBackground"
            android:text="@android:string/ok" 
            android:layout_alignParentBottom="true" 
            android:layout_toRightOf="@id/ViewColorPickerHelper"/>
    </RelativeLayout>