android – How can I align an element to the right in the FrameLayout?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have a FrameLayout which contains 2 views , the second is something like a Close Button (X) and i want to position it on the right.

I’ve tried layout_gravity = ” right “, but that didn’t work.

This is my layout xml :

<FrameLayout android:layout_width="320dp"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:id="@+id/layoutSmallImg">

    <ImageView android:id="@+id/bigImage"
        android:layout_width="320dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>

    <ImageView android:id="@+id/bigImage"
        android:layout_width="320dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>

    <ImageButton android:id="@+id/closebutton"
        android:background="@android:color/transparent"
        android:layout_height="30dp" android:layout_marginTop="10dp"
        android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
        android:layout_width="30dp" android:paddingLeft="40dp"
        android:visibility="gone" 
        android:src="@drawable/close" />
</FrameLayout>
How to solve:

I recommend you to use a RelativeLayout instead

FrameLayout is designed to block out an area on the screen to display a single item. You can add multiple children to a FrameLayout and control their position within the FrameLayout using gravity. Children are drawn in a stack, with the most recently added child on top. The size of the frame layout is the size of its largest child (plus padding), visible or not (if the FrameLayout’s parent permits). Views that are GONE are used for sizing only if setConsiderGoneChildrenWhenMeasuring() is set to true.

BTW, do you want the button on top of the ImageView or next to it? You’re setting the width of both the layout and the imageView to the same size.


After the comment, I can see two options:

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Read the DOCS:

FrameLayout is designed to block out an area on the screen to display
a single item. Generally, FrameLayout should be used to hold a single
child view, because it can be difficult to organize child views in a
way that’s scalable to different screen sizes without the children
overlapping each other. You can, however, add multiple children to a
FrameLayout and control their position within the FrameLayout by
assigning gravity to each child, using the android:layout_gravity
attribute.

Try:

<TextView
     .....
     android:layout_gravity="right" />

You can place a view in 9 different places within a FrameLayout

Enjoy

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Just put your elements inside FrameLayout to the second RelativeLayout. And use android:layout_alignParentRight=”true” for the element which you want to align right.

<FrameLayout android:layout_width="320dp" android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
                                      android:id="@+id/layoutSmallImg">
 <RelativeLayout
            android:id="@+id/content"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="match_parent" >
    <ImageView android:id="@+id/bigImage"
            android:layout_width="320dp" 
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"/>

    <ImageButton android:id="@+id/closebutton"
            android:background="@android:color/transparent"
            android:layout_height="30dp" android:layout_marginTop="10dp"
            android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
            android:layout_width="30dp" android:paddingLeft="40dp"
            android:visibility="gone" 
            android:src="@drawable/close" />
  </RelativeLayout>
</FrameLayout>

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Use a RelativeLayout instead.

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Programatically, you can set the margin using FrameLayout.LayoutParams. The following would work to place a view on the bottom of your screen:

int desired_height_of_content = //whatever your want the height of your view to be
FrameLayout layout = new FrameLayout(this);
FrameLayout.LayoutParams flp = new FrameLayout.LayoutParams(ViewGroup.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT, desired_height_of_content);
int difference = screen_height - desired_height_of_content
flp.setMargins(difference, 0, 0, 0);
layout.addView(your_view, flp);

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Do you want to use FrameLayout or RelativeLayout?

My understanding says that FrameLayout is used if you want to replace your current view with another view. Your requirement can be fulfilled by RelativeLayout.

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