Tag Archives: Rectangle

Introduction to Android Canvas – Simple Example

By | December 17, 2016

The Canvas can be used to draw graphics in android. It provides methods to draw oval, rectangle, picture, text, line etc. The Paint class is used with canvas to draw objects. It holds the information of color and style. In this example, we will draw some 2D Shapes. We will create class that extends View and use Canvas… Read More »

How to use shapes in android? A simple example.

By | October 23, 2011

In android with shapes we can create beautiful layouts. Lets look at an example. Create an xml named “gradient.xml” in your drawable folder and copy this code into it. [xml] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:shape="rectangle"> <gradient android:angle="0" android:startColor="#000000" android:endColor="#000000" android:centerColor="#97CF4D" /> </shape> [/xml] Now the main layout file main.xml [xml] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:id="@+id/LinearLayout01" android:orientation="vertical"… Read More »