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Android

Why buttons get stuck at the top?

Hi everybody I am currently learning Android at the basic level and one question I have is that my buttons which would be at the bottom (Under TextView) got stuck at the top, how can I solve this problem? Here are my codes: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout 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" tools:context="com.hezarehee.android.storybook.ui.StoryActivity">

<ImageView
    android:id="@+id/storyImageView"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_margin="0dp"
    android:src="@drawable/page0"
    app:layout_constraintHorizontal_bias="0.0"
    app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
    app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
    app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
    android:layout_marginTop="-71dp" />

<TextView
    android:id="@+id/storyTextView"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_marginLeft="16dp"
    android:layout_marginTop="16dp"
    android:text="TextView"
    app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
    app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/storyImageView" />

<Button
    android:id="@+id/choice1Button"
    android:layout_width="0dp"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_marginEnd="8dp"
    android:layout_marginStart="8dp"
    android:background="@android:color/white"
    android:textColor="#3A8AEC"
    android:textSize="16sp"
    tools:text="@string/page0_choice2"
    tools:layout_editor_absoluteY="476dp"
    android:layout_marginRight="8dp"
    app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
    android:layout_marginLeft="8dp"
    app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent" />

<Button
    android:id="@+id/choice2Button"
    android:layout_width="0dp"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_marginEnd="8dp"
    android:layout_marginLeft="8dp"
    android:layout_marginRight="8dp"
    android:layout_marginStart="8dp"
    android:background="@android:color/white"
    android:text="@string/page0_choice1"
    android:textColor="#3A8AEC"
    android:textSize="16sp"
    app:layout_constraintHorizontal_bias="0.497"
    app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
    app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
    tools:layout_editor_absoluteY="539dp" />

</android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>

and images: https://imgur.com/a/6X1rH https://imgur.com/a/p0Ss7

1 Answer

Pedro Duarte
Pedro Duarte
300 Points

I believe it's better you work with Relative Layout, position the Button where you need, with margin top, left, right or bottom, if you have pacience trainning xml for begin write your code line for line this will help for future. If nobody send the code I fix for you. Best Regards Pedro Duarte