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  • Android - UI Linear Layout Practical

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LinearLayout is a view group that aligns all children vertically or horizontally in a single direction. The android:orientation attribute can be used to indicate the layout direction. A LinearLayout takes into account the spacing between children as well as the gravity of each child (right, centre, or left alignment).

Linear layouts are very popular in web design. They are used to create a more organized and less cluttered user interface. This layout style is characterized by the use of rows and columns to arrange content.

Some benefits of UI linear layouts are:

  • The content is easier to scan, read, and understand.
  • It provides a better user experience, in which users can quickly find what they need without scrolling too much.
  • It is preferred for mobile devices because it allows them to see more content at once without having to scroll horizontally or vertically.

  • Open Android Studio and create a new project. Select "Basic Activity" as the activity type and name it as "LinearLayout."
  • In the next window, enter LinearLayout as the activity name and click Finish to proceed.
  • From the tool bar on top, click on View -> Tool Windows -> Layout Editor. This will open up the Layout Editor window on the left side of your screen. Drag and drop three buttons from Palette to Viewer area in Layout Editor Window. You can also drag them from Toolbar below into Viewer area if you want to do that instead.
  • Now drag and drop three text views

The difference between relative and absolute positioning is that the position of an element will be relative to its parent element, whereas absolute positioning is done in terms of pixels.

The difference between relative and absolute positioning is that the position of an element will be relative to its parent element, whereas absolute positioning is done in terms of pixels. In other words, if you have a parent div that has a width of 100px and a child div with a width of 50px, then the child would be positioned 50px from the left edge of the parent. When using absolute positioning, it would be positioned 50px from the left edge on top of any other elements on the page.

LinearLayout is a layout that arranges its children in a single row or column. It is one of the most commonly used layouts in Android development.

A LinearLayout can be created by adding the following XML to your layout file:

  • LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  • android:orientation="vertical"
  • android:layout_width="fill_parent"
  • android:layout_height="fill_parent">

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