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android – Can we use a ScrollView inside a LinearLayout?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I need to design a GUI with content at the top of the screen that doesn’t scroll, and content below the top part that does scroll. I thought about using a LinearLayout for the non-scrolling part and ScrollView for the scrolling part. However, when I try to use ScrollView after a LinearLayout I get a runtime error. Is it possible to add a LinearLayout and a ScrollView to a parent LinearLayout?

How to&Answers:

You can

<LinearLayout
  android:layout_width="fill_parent"
  android:layout_height="fill_parent"
  android:orientation="vertical"
  >

  <!-- non-scrolling top pane -->
  <LinearLayout
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="0dp"
    android:layout_weight="1"
    >

    <TextView
      android:layout_width="fill_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:text="This text will not scroll"
      />

  </LinearLayout>

  <!-- scrolling bottom pane -->
  <ScrollView
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="0dp"
    android:layout_weight="1"
    >

    <LinearLayout
      android:layout_width="fill_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      >

      <TextView
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="This text will scroll if it is long enough..."
        />

    </LinearLayout>

  </ScrollView>

</LinearLayout>