android – Change gravity of image drawable in textview-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’ve added image Drawable start in a TextView . Problem is i cant control the gravity of that Drawable in TextView

What i need to achieve
What i need to achieve

What i have achieved so far

What i have achieved so far

This is my TextView

        <TextView
            android:id="@+id/tv_8_digit_check"
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:drawablePadding="@dimen/dimen_4"
            android:drawableStart="@drawable/ic_validate"
            android:text="@string/at_least_8_characters_txt"
            android:textColor="@color/white_trans"
            android:textSize="12sp" />

Any suggestion on how can i set gravity of that Drawable to top/start? Thanks

How to solve:
  1. Try using android:gravity="top"

    if it didnt work then go with negative margin like this

  2. android:drawablePadding="-20sp"

  3. Another alternative way is to take an ImageView beside
    TextView inside LinearLayout so you can apply gravity

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Use checkbox instead of textview Drawable, and add custom drawable where you can use this image

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<LinearLayout
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    android:gravity="top">

    <ImageView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginRight="@dimen/dimen_4"
        android:src="@drawable/ic_validate"/>
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tv_8_digit_check"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_weight="1"
        android:text="@string/at_least_8_characters_txt"
        android:textColor="@color/white_trans"
        android:textSize="12sp" />

</LinearLayout>

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I suggest you put image to imageview. Put the imageview and the textview in a Linearlayout and set gravity to top. Reduce the size of text and image too.

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