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android – TextView setGravity() doesn't work in java

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m stuck on a problem and I don’t know, what causes it.
I have a very simple Layout like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="vertical">
<TextView
    android:id="@+id/my_text_view"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:layout_gravity="NOTE_THIS"
    android:textColor="#FFFFFF"
    android:textSize="22dp"
    android:text="TestText"/>
</LinearLayout>

which is included inside another layout. If I change the gravity inside the xml I see same Result in Layout-Editor and on my phone. If I wanna apply the Gravity programatically like with myTextView.setGravity(Gravity.CENTER) it doesn’t Change anything. And I cannot set LayoutGravity in Java on a TextView

I’ll tried for debug purposes to include them three times each with another gravity which does work even. So I assume everything is alright with my Layout and there has to be a Bug or something else I miss.
Can someone give me a hint what I also can try, or what causes this problem?

How to&Answers:

Set your TextView’s width as android:layout_width="fill_parent" then you can set it programmatically using myTextView.setGravity(Gravity.CENTER)

Answer:

You need to set the gravity of the LayoutParams object instead of the View itself:

TextView tv = new TextView(getApplicationContext());
LinearLayout.LayoutParams lp = new LinearLayout.LayoutParams(LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT, LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT);
lp.gravity = Gravity.CENTER;
tv.setLayoutParams(lp);

Answer:

When you use LinearLayout as parent, then layout_gravity comes in picture which align control but not content inside the control so,
Instead using android:layout_gravity use android:gravity.