How to draw text in rectangle

by wr1472 » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 23:15:12 GMT

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I have just started looking at developing for Google Android and want
to draw a rectangle with some text in it that I then want to position
where i want on screen.

I have got as far as drawing a rectangle on screen using a
ShapeDrawable and RectShape I now want to put some text in the
rectangle. How can I best do this? Should I be looking at somehow
adding a textView to the RectShape? Or am i going down the the wrong
avenue completely?

Some pointers would help greatly!



How to draw text in rectangle

by Kent » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 14:41:45 GMT

 I don't know what you are trying to do, but if it's just simple layout
stuff you may be making life more difficult for yourself than
necessary. Try one of these things instead:

a: use a textView and set it's background property (either to a color
#argb or to a drawable). This has limitations, but for a single text
item it should work fine.  Depending on what you want, you can tweak
the layout_width/layout_height parameters to get pretty close. An .xml

    android:id = "@+id/text1"
    android:background = "@+drawable/filename"
    android:textSize = "12pt"
    android:textStyle= "bold"
    android:textColor= "#001"

b: use a layout(relativeLayout, etc) and set it's background/size then
put the textView or anything else you want into it. You could also
leave the background blank and put the drawable into the layout

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android=" 
    android:id = "@+id/container1"
    android:background = "@+drawable/image"
        android:id = "@+id/text1"

There is an awful lot of flexibility, so without knowing what you are
after ... it's hard to say. Probably check the beginners forum at:

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How to draw text in rectangle

by Yusuf T. Mobile » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 01:26:19 GMT

 ent is right, the easy way is with TextView, but if you want the
flexibility of placing your text and rectangle anywhere (like with a
bouncing text+rectangle on the screen), then the Canvas class has
drawText() and drawRect().

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