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Android: combining text & image on a Button or ImageButton (10)

I'm trying to have an image (as the background) on a button and add dynamically, depending on what's happening during run-time, some text above/over the image.

If I use ImageButton I don't even have the possibility to add text. If I use Button I can add text but only define an image with android:drawableBottom and similar XML attributes as defined here.

However these attributes only combine text & image in x- and y-dimensions, meaning I can draw an image around my text, but not below/under my text (with the z-axis defined as coming out of the display).

Any suggestions on how to do this? One idea would be to either extend Button or ImageButton and override the draw()-method. But with my current level of knowledge I don't really know how to do this (2D rendering). Maybe someone with more experience knows a solution or at least some pointers to start?


     <Button
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_weight="1"
            android:background="@drawable/home_button"
            android:drawableLeft="@android:drawable/ic_menu_edit"
            android:drawablePadding="6dp"
            android:gravity="left|center"
            android:height="60dp"
            android:padding="6dp"
            android:text="AndroidDhina"
            android:textColor="#000"
            android:textStyle="bold" />

For users who just want to put Background, Icon-Image and Text in one Button from different files: Set on a Button background, drawableTop/Bottom/Rigth/Left and padding attributes.

<Button
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@drawable/home_btn_test"
        android:drawableTop="@drawable/home_icon_test"
        android:textColor="#FFFFFF"
        android:id="@+id/ButtonTest"
        android:paddingTop="32sp"
        android:drawablePadding="-15sp"
        android:text="this is text"></Button>

For more sophisticated arrangement you also can use RelativeLayout and make it clickable.

Tutorial: Great tutorial that covers both cases: http://izvornikod.com/Blog/tabid/82/EntryId/8/Creating-Android-button-with-image-and-text-using-relative-layout.aspx


Just use a LinearLayout and pretend it's a Button - setting background and clickable is the key:

<LinearLayout
    android:id="@+id/button"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:background="@android:drawable/btn_default"
    android:clickable="true"
    android:orientation="horizontal" >

    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/img"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
        android:layout_marginLeft="5dp"
        android:src="@drawable/image" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/textView2"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
        android:layout_margin="5dp"
        android:text="Do stuff" />
</LinearLayout>

Probably my solution will suit for a lot of users, I hope so.

What I am suggesting it is making TextView with your style. It works for me perfectly, and has got all features, like a button.

First of all lets make button style, which you can use everywhere...I am creating button_with_hover.xml

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:state_pressed="true" >
        <shape android:shape="rectangle"  >
            <corners android:radius="3dip" />
            <stroke android:width="1dip" android:color="#8dbab3" />
            <gradient android:angle="-90" android:startColor="#48608F" android:endColor="#48608F"  />
        </shape>

        <!--#284682;-->
        <!--border-color: #223b6f;-->
    </item>
    <item android:state_focused="true">
        <shape android:shape="rectangle"  >
            <corners android:radius="3dip" />
            <stroke android:width="1dip" android:color="#284682" />
            <solid android:color="#284682"/>
        </shape>
    </item>
    <item >
        <shape android:shape="rectangle"  >
            <corners android:radius="3dip" />
            <stroke android:width="1dip" android:color="@color/ControlColors" />
            <gradient android:angle="-90" android:startColor="@color/ControlColors" android:endColor="@color/ControlColors" />
        </shape>
    </item>

</selector>

Secondly, Lets create a textview button.

    <TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_marginBottom="20dip"
    android:layout_gravity="right|bottom"
    android:gravity="center"
    android:padding="12dip"
    android:background="@drawable/button_with_hover"
    android:clickable="true"
    android:drawableLeft="@android:drawable/btn_star_big_off"
    android:textColor="#ffffffff"
    android:text="Golden Gate" />

And this is a result. Then style your custom button with any colors or any other properties and margins. Good luck


This code works for me perfectly

<LinearLayout
    android:id="@+id/choosePhotosView"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    android:gravity="center"
    android:clickable="true"
    android:background="@drawable/transparent_button_bg_rev_selector">

    <ImageView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:src="@drawable/choose_photo"/>

     <TextView
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textColor="@android:color/white"
        android:text="@string/choose_photos_tv"/>

</LinearLayout>

You can call setBackground() on a Button to set the background of the button.

Any text will appear above the background.

If you are looking for something similar in xml there is: android:background attribute which works the same way.


You can use this:

  <Button
                    android:id="@+id/reset_all"
                    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_marginRight="5dp"
                    android:layout_weight="1"
                    android:background="@drawable/btn_med"
                    android:text="Reset all"
                    android:textColor="#ffffff" />

                <Button
                    android:id="@+id/undo"
                    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
                    android:layout_marginLeft="5dp"
                    android:layout_weight="1"
                    android:background="@drawable/btn_med"
                    android:text="Undo"
                    android:textColor="#ffffff" />

in that i have put an image as background and also added text..!


just replace

android:background="@drawable/icon"

with

android:background="@android:color/transparent"
android:drawableTop="@drawable/[your background image here]"

izz a pretty good trick.. ;)


 <Button android:id="@+id/imeageTextBtn" 
        android:layout_width="240dip"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Side Icon With Text Button"
        android:textSize="20sp"
        android:drawableLeft="@drawable/left_side_icon"         
        />   





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