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Android Implementing Designs for Android Customizing a GridView for Friends Adding Images to the GridView

android:adjustViewBounds="true" not working

Hi, at the android tutorial Implementing Designs for Android->Customizing a GridView for Friends->Adding Images to the GridView the android:adjustViewBounds="true" is not working. I try to download the source file and pull into Eclipse but the results is still the same.

Update: Posted the answer below, please see if it helps

Not working for me either.

I am using a Genymotion Nexus 4- 4.2.2 - API 17- 768x1280 emulator.

The result is the same stretched image for user Avatar - with or without the adjustImageBounds parameter in the imageView.

1 Answer

I think the issue is because of the drawable resource avatar_empty.png which are included in the Ribbit Assets zip file downloaded earlier. All resources are suitably re-sized as per the different screen sizes - mdpi, hdpi, xhdpi and so on. However, the 'adjustViewBounds' attribute requires images to be of a certain size or more to work (204 px or above in height ~ xxhdpi). This is because the 'adjustViewBounds' will not increase the size of the ImageView beyond the natural dimensions of the drawable. It will only shrink the view to maintain aspect ratio.

Therefore the solution is : Replace the avatar_empty.png in each of the drawable folders less than xxhdpi standards with the avatar_empty.png in the drawable-xxhdpi folder.

Gilad Solter
Gilad Solter
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works great! Thanks!

So, what's the downside here?

Thanx a lot!!!