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Android

adding textview

i have added my first textview tab ,now am trying to add a second one but when i place it at the middle it goes up to the location of the first textview

1 Answer

Tonnie Fanadez
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Tonnie Fanadez
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Hello Prosper moyo

I guess this is happening because you are using a LinearLayout but you have not specified the orientation.

This is how you can fix the problem - switch from the design tab to text tab and try these fixes. Then switch back to design tab and try dragging the textView

Add Orientation attribute to the Linear Layout.

<LinearLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">
</LinearLayout>

Change the Layout to Relative Layout.

<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">
</RelativeLayout>

The last resort is to fall back to Constrained Layout

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout 
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:id="@+id/relativeLayout"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

</android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>