ANDROID LINEARLAYOUT HORIZONTALLY OR VERTICALLY ORIENTED ITEMS FILL REMAINING SPACE

Sanjay Sharma

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I wonder if it is possible to have two items in a LinearLayout one wraps its content and the other fills the remaining horizontal space. I do this frequently in WPF (.NET) by specifying HorizontalAlignment="Stretch".

For example:

<ImageView

    android:layout_width="wrap_content"

    android:layout_height="24dp"

    android:background="#0000FF"/>

<ImageView

    android:layout_width="match_parent"

    android:layout_height="24dp"

    android:background="#FF0000"/>

When I do this the second ImageView fill the whole horizontal space as I expected. I tried to set both wrap_content and use gravity such as android:gravity="start" and android:gravity="fill_horizontal" for the second one it did not worked.

NOTE: I can achieve something similar by specifying weight attribute. But this is providing a division according to the percent value. This is not I want.

  1. David Miller

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    Points:210
    Re: Android LinearLayout horizontally or vertically oriented items fill remaining space

    You can do this using the weight attribute itself. Try the following method

    <ImageView

        android:layout_width="wrap_content"

        android:layout_height="24dp"

        android:background="#0000FF"/>

    <ImageView

        android:layout_width="0dp"

        android:layout_height="24dp"

        android:layout_weight="1"

        android:background="#FF0000"/>

    include this in your horizontal linear layout

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