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layout – Lock screen orientation (Android)

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m writing an android application that uses tabs with different contents (activities).
In one of these activities, I would like to lock the screen orientation to “Landscape”-mode,
but in the other activities, I want the normal orientation (according to sensor).

What I’m doing now is that I’m calling

setRequestedOrientation(ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_LANDSCAPE);

when I switch to the landscape mode activity, and

setRequestedOrientation(ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_SENSOR);

when I switch back to the other activities. However, this doesn’t seem to work,
the whole application locks up. What is the normal approach to this problem?

How to&Answers:

In the Manifest, you can set the screenOrientation to landscape. It would look something like this in the XML:

<activity android:name="MyActivity"
android:screenOrientation="landscape"
android:configChanges="keyboardHidden|orientation|screenSize">
...
</activity>

Where MyActivity is the one you want to stay in landscape.

The android:configChanges=... line prevents onResume(), onPause() from being called when the screen is rotated. Without this line, the rotation will stay as you requested but the calls will still be made.

Note: keyboardHidden and orientation are required for < Android 3.2 (API level 13), and all three options are required 3.2 or above, not just orientation.

Answer:

I had a similar problem.

When I entered

<activity android:name="MyActivity" android:screenOrientation="landscape"></activity>

In the manifest file this caused that activity to display in landscape. However when I returned to previous activities they displayed in lanscape even though they were set to portrait. However by adding

setRequestedOrientation(ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_PORTRAIT);

immediately after the OnCreate section of the target activity resolved the problem. So I now use both methods.

Answer:

inside the Android manifest file of your project, find the activity declaration of whose you want to fix the orientation and add the following piece of code ,

android:screenOrientation="landscape"

for landscape orientation and for portrait add the following code,

android:screenOrientation="portrait"