trapezoid - triangle shape button in android




Android-make an arrow shape with xml (2)

I want to make a button for my shape like this one

Is there a way to do this with xml ? Like setting some points, in my case I have 5..


What you need is to create a shape xml file in your project's drawable-xxx folder and then use this shape as background for a button.

Here is the shape file called arrow_shape.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

<!-- Colored rectangle-->
<item>
    <shape android:shape="rectangle">
        <size 
            android:width="100dp"
            android:height="40dp" />
        <solid android:color="#5EB888" />
        <corners android:radius="0dp"/>
    </shape>
</item>

<!-- This rectangle for the top arrow edge -->
<!-- Its color should be the same as the layout's background -->
<item
    android:top="-40dp"
    android:bottom="65dp"
    android:right="-30dp">
    <rotate
        android:fromDegrees="45">
        <shape android:shape="rectangle">
            <solid android:color="#ffffff" />
        </shape>
    </rotate>
</item>

<!-- This rectangle for the lower arrow edge -->
<!-- Its color should be the same as the layout's background -->
<item
    android:top="65dp"
    android:bottom="-40dp"
    android:right="-30dp">
    <rotate
        android:fromDegrees="-45">
        <shape android:shape="rectangle">
            <solid android:color="#ffffff" />
        </shape>
    </rotate>
</item>

</layer-list>

Then use it as button's background, for example

<Button
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:background="@drawable/arrow_shape"/>

Here is the screenshot:

More info on Layer-List you can find here.

EDIT:

Keep in mind though that I used certain values for the shape's width and height. If you change those you might need to change the values of the top, bottom and right attributes. So, in that case consider using different values in your project's values directory.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

    <item android:width="50dp" android:height="10dp" android:right="6dp">
        <shape>
            <solid android:color="@android:color/holo_green_dark"/>
            <corners
                android:bottomLeftRadius="2dp"
                android:topLeftRadius="2dp"/>
        </shape>
    </item>

    <item android:width="7dp" android:height="7dp"
        android:left="50dp">
        <rotate android:fromDegrees="45"
            android:pivotX="0"
            android:pivotY="0">
            <shape>
                <solid android:color="@android:color/holo_green_dark"/>
            </shape>
        </rotate>
    </item>

</layer-list>





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