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Setting Padding1:13 with Ben Deitch
In this video we'll talk about how to add padding to our layout!
We're almost done with our layout. 0:00 The last thing we need to do is set the padding around our views 0:02 to match our markups. 0:05 If we take another look, we see that there's some space between 0:06 each of our views and the edges of the screen. 0:10 We can change the amount of space by updating the padding property 0:13 of a relative layout. 0:17 Let's try to do this in XML. 0:18 Over on the text tab inside the relative layout element, 0:20 add a line below where we set the background. 0:25 Then type android:padding and 0:30 set it equal to, in quotes, 50dp. 0:34 Remember how we used sp as the units for text size? 0:40 Well, dp is similar. 0:45 Dp stands for density independent pixels. 0:46 Android devices can have all sorts of different screen resolutions. 0:50 And using density independent pixels helps us make sure our app looks 0:53 relatively consistent across all those devices. 0:57 And now we can see that our views have a little space off setting them 1:01 from the edges of our relative layout, just like in the mock ups. 1:04 In the next video, we'll see how to get rid of this bar at the top of the screen. 1:08
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