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android – combine both background image, background drawable style on a button

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Im wondering if its possible to combine both having an image on a button and using a drawable source and having text above that?

I’m currently using this as my button style in drawable/red_btn.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:state_pressed="true" >
        <shape>
            <solid
                android:color="#ef4444" />
            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />
            <corners
                android:radius="3dp" />
            <padding
                android:left="10dp"
                android:top="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:bottom="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item>
        <shape>
            <gradient
                android:startColor="#ef4444"
                android:endColor="#992f2f"
                android:angle="270" />
            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />
            <corners
                android:radius="3dp" />
            <padding
                android:left="10dp"
                android:top="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:bottom="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
</selector>

And then my button

            <Button
                android:id="@+id/testButton"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_weight="1"
                android:text="Income"
                android:textSize="15dip"
                android:background="@drawable/red_btn"
    android:textColor="#fff"
     android:textStyle="bold" />

Which looks like this

enter image description here

Now I would like to add another .png image (arrow.png) above this button to the right like this

enter image description here

Is this possible, and if, how can I do it?

Thanks in advance.
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Edit

After following Luksprog’s advice below I now have “red_btn_normal.xml” in drawable

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:state_pressed="true" >
        <shape>
            <solid
                android:color="#ef4444" />
            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />
            <corners
                android:radius="3dp" />
            <padding
                android:left="10dp"
                android:top="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:bottom="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item>
        <shape>
            <gradient
                android:startColor="#ef4444"
                android:endColor="#992f2f"
                android:angle="270" />
            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />
            <corners
                android:radius="3dp" />
            <padding
                android:left="10dp"
                android:top="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:bottom="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
</selector>

and red_btn_pressed.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

    <item android:state_pressed="true">
        <shape>
            <solid android:color="#ef4444" />

            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />

            <corners android:radius="3dp" />

            <padding
                android:bottom="10dp"
                android:left="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:top="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item>
        <bitmap
            android:gravity="right"
            android:src="@drawable/arrow" />
    </item>


</layer-list>

And then i create my button like this “red_btn.xml”

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <item android:drawable="@drawable/red_btn_pressed" android:state_pressed="true"></item>
    <item android:drawable="@drawable/red_btn_normal"></item>

</selector>

And finally my button

    <Button
                android:id="@+id/testButton"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_weight="1"
                android:text="Income"
                android:textSize="15dip"
                android:background="@drawable/red_btn"

    android:textColor="#fff"
     android:textStyle="bold" />

Problem is that it only shows the white arrows when I click the button and it dosn’t show it when its not pressed. What is wrong with the code? =)

How to&Answers:

Im wondering if its possible to combine both having an image on a
button and using a drawable source and having text above that?

Yes, it’s possible. Your selector will become:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <item android:drawable="@drawable/red_btn_pressed" android:state_pressed="true"></item>
    <item android:drawable="@drawable/red_btn_normal"></item>

</selector>

where the two drawables are two layer-list drawables with the first item being the items from your initial selector and the second being the .png image wrapped as a bitmap drawbale. For example for red_btn_pressed.xml you’ll have:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

    <item>
        <shape>
            <solid android:color="#ef4444" />

            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />

            <corners android:radius="3dp" />

            <padding
                android:bottom="10dp"
                android:left="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:top="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item>
        <bitmap
            android:gravity="right"
            android:src="@drawable/arrow" />
    </item>


</layer-list>

and the red_btn_normal.xml will be:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

    <item>
        <shape>
            <gradient
                android:angle="270"
                android:endColor="#992f2f"
                android:startColor="#ef4444" />

            <stroke
                android:width="1dp"
                android:color="#992f2f" />

            <corners android:radius="3dp" />

            <padding
                android:bottom="10dp"
                android:left="10dp"
                android:right="10dp"
                android:top="10dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item>
        <bitmap android:src="@drawable/allowed" android:gravity="right"/>
    </item>

</layer-list>

Keep in mind that the arrow image will be on the right of the text only if the size of the Button allows it(as its part of the Button‘s background). If you’re trying to impose some sort of positioning relation between the text of the Button and that arrow image then you’ll need to extend the Button class and do it yourself.

Answer:

I went with the simple

<Button
                android:id="@+id/testButton"
                android:layout_width="match_parent"
                android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                android:layout_weight="1"
                android:text="Income"
                android:textSize="15dip"
                android:background="@drawable/red_btn"
android:drawableRight="@drawable/arrow"
    android:textColor="#fff"
     android:textStyle="bold" />