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What is difference between Linear Layout and Relative Layout ?

I want to know more about the Linear layout and Relative layout . When we need to use them as well what is the difference between them ?

3 Answers

Hi Varun!

In a linear layout you either have the option to stack all of the elements of your view on top of each other or line them up horizontally. Apart from that there is nothing you can really do with positioning elements using the LinearLayout.

In a relative layout you can position the elements in your view relative to each other. For example you could set a TextView to the bottom-left of another view rather than them just being positioned in a linear fashion.

I hope that I was able to help you out! If you need any more help then don't hesitate to ask.

Hi Luke ,

Thanks for reply me back . I understand it Can you please give a perfect example so i all will clear ?

Regards Varun

Ryan Dsouza
Ryan Dsouza
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