AndroidView v3.2 - Layouts with Horizontal Orientation

This section provides a tutorial example on how to develop a layout resource file to display all fields in blocks in horizontal orientation.

Here is my second try with .\res\layout\main.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- AndroidView_layout.xml
 - Version 3.2 - Putting two blocks side-by-side
 - Copyright (c) 2012, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
-->
<LinearLayout
   xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   android:layout_width="wrap_content"
   android:layout_height="wrap_content"
   android:orientation="vertical"
   >
   <LinearLayout 
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:orientation="horizontal"
      >
      <LinearLayout 
         android:id="@+id/lContact"
         android:layout_width="wrap_content"
         android:layout_height="wrap_content"
         android:orientation="vertical"
      />
      <LinearLayout
         android:id="@+id/lAddress"
         android:layout_width="wrap_content"
         android:layout_height="wrap_content"
         android:orientation="vertical"
      />
   </LinearLayout>
   <LinearLayout
      android:id="@+id/lAction"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:orientation="horizontal"
   />
</LinearLayout>

With this layout resource file, I am expecting that the Contact block and Address block will be displayed side. The Action block will be displayed below them.

Without any changes in the Java code, I rebuild, install and run the application again on the emulator. I see this on the emulator:

AndroidView - Horizontal Layout Orientation
AndroidView - Horizontal Layout Orientation

The layout does not look so nice. But it matches what the resource is asking. Additional borders, spaces and colors can be added to make it better.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 android.view.View Class - Base of User Interface Components

 View, ViewGroup, Layout, and Widget

 What Is Layout Resource File?

 AndroidView v1.0 - Creating a Layout in Java Class

 AndroidView v2.0 - Creating a Layout in Resource File

 AndroidView v3.0 - Referencing Views in Resource Files

 AndroidView v3.1 - Layouts with Vertical Orientation

AndroidView v3.2 - Layouts with Horizontal Orientation

 AndroidView v4.0 - Inserting Views to Parent Layout

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

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