Android - border for button


Answers

Please look here about creating a shape drawable http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/drawable-resource.html#Shape

Once you have done this, in the XML for your button set android:background="@drawable/your_button_border"

Question

How do I add a border to a button? Is it possible to do this without resorting to use of images?




create drawable/button_green.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:shape="rectangle">
  <gradient
    android:startColor="#003000"
    android:centerColor="#006000"
    android:endColor="#003000"
    android:angle="270" />
  <corners android:radius="5dp" />
  <stroke android:width="2px" android:color="#007000" />
</shape>

and point it out as @drawable/button_green:

<Button
        android:id="@+id/button1"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_margin="10dp"
        android:background="@drawable/button_green"
        android:text="Button" />



If your button does not require a transparent background, then you can create an illusion of a border using a Frame Layout. Just adjust the FrameLayout's "padding" attribute to change the thickness of the border.

<FrameLayout
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:padding="1sp"
        android:background="#000000">
        <Button
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="Your text goes here"
            android:background="@color/white"
            android:textColor="@color/black"
            android:padding="10sp"
            />
</FrameLayout>

I'm not sure if the shape xml files have dynamically-editable border colors. But I do know that with this solution, you can dynamically change the color of the border by setting the FrameLayout background.






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