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Costi Khamis12,058 Points
I cant move the text or buttons in the layout editor.
I have a windows computer. when I drag any button or text view, they end up on the top of top of the screen.
Daniel Hartin18,106 Points
Is your layout a relative layout? if the layout is defined as LinerLayout you won't be able to drap and drop.
You should be able to check this easy enough in the XML code tab of your layout.
It should look similar to the code below with relative layout defined as the Parent (Top) layout. If it does say LinearLayout simply type in RelativeLayout, save then go to the graphical editor and drag and drop functionality should be restored.
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" tools:context="com.example.ribbit.MainActivity$PlaceholderFragment" > <TextView android:id="@android:id/empty" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="@string/empty_friends_label"/> </RelativeLayout>
Hope this helps
David Franco3,252 Points
I had this problem also. If you are in the 2019+ version of Android Studio, then you need to click the horseshoe shaped icon above the app image. You will notice it has a line through it, when you click it, then the line will be removed and you are free to move the text wherever.