WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MATCH_PARENT AND FILL_PARENT?

Royce Roy

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I'm a little confused about two XML properties: match_parent and fill_parent. It seems that both are the same. Is there any difference between them?

  1. Mayank Tripathi

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    Re: What is the difference between match_parent and fill_parent?

    They're the same thing (in API Level 8+). Use match_parent.

    FILL_PARENT (renamed MATCH_PARENT in API Level 8 and higher), which means that the view wants to be as big as its parent (minus padding)

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    fill_parent: The view should be as big as its parent (minus padding). This constant is deprecated starting from API Level 8 and is replaced by match_parent.

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