how to set shadow to a View in android?
In my Android app I need a layout with round corners and the background should have some transparency. For this I’m using this xml, it works fine:
<shape android:shape="rectangle"> <gradient android:startColor="#E2FFFFFF" android:endColor="#E2D0E3E5" android:angle="270"/> <corners android:radius="10dp" /> </shape>
<style name="LinearLayoutRoundCorners"> <item name="android:layout_width">fill_parent</item> <item name="android:layout_height">wrap_content</item> <item name="android:background">@drawable/customshape</item> </style>
I also need a small shadow to the right and bottom of the layout. I can not find a way to do this. I’ve seen a hack where you put another layout behind to make it look like a shadow but that will not work for me as my layout have transparency, so that will not look very good. How can I get a nice looking shadow on my layout without using an image as background of the layout?
As far as I know there is no way to apply a shadow to a
View object. I suggest you take a look at nine patches, I have used them to make a shadow.
(see also this answer Custom ImageView with drop shadow)
I know this is way late, but I was reading this question/answer combo and though of an alternative method that doesn’t require an image. I threw together a post on my blog explaining. I figure it would be helpful to future visitors to have both of these answers handy here.