Fixing layout_gravity issue on Horizontal LinearLayout in Android

If you are facing issues with the layout_gravity property on a Horizontal LinearLayout in your Android app, there are a few possible solutions to consider.

├Źndice
  1. 1. Use a Vertical LinearLayout instead
  2. 2. Use a RelativeLayout
  3. 3. Use layout_weight

1. Use a Vertical LinearLayout instead

One option is to switch to a Vertical LinearLayout instead of a Horizontal LinearLayout. This will allow you to use the layout_gravity property as intended, with the child views either aligned to the top, middle, or bottom of the parent.

2. Use a RelativeLayout

Another option is to use a RelativeLayout instead of a LinearLayout. With a RelativeLayout, you can use the layout_alignParentLeft, layout_centerHorizontal, and layout_alignParentRight properties to achieve the desired alignment of your child views.

3. Use layout_weight

If you really need to use a Horizontal LinearLayout, you can try using the layout_weight property instead of layout_gravity. This property allows you to distribute the available space in the parent view among the child views based on their weight values.

<LinearLayout
    android_layout_width="match_parent"
    android_layout_height="wrap_content"
    android_orientation="horizontal">

    <TextView
        android_layout_width="0dp"
        android_layout_height="wrap_content"
        android_layout_weight="1"
        android_text="Left-aligned text" />

    <TextView
        android_layout_width="0dp"
        android_layout_height="wrap_content"
        android_layout_weight="1"
        android_text="Center-aligned text"
        android_gravity="center" />

    <TextView
        android_layout_width="0dp"
        android_layout_height="wrap_content"
        android_layout_weight="1"
        android_text="Right-aligned text"
        android_gravity="right" />
</LinearLayout>

By setting the layout_weight property to 1 for each child view, we distribute the available space equally among them. Then, we can use the gravity property of each child view to align the text within its own space.

By using one of these solutions, you should be able to fix the layout_gravity issue on your Horizontal LinearLayout in Android.

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