How do I create a ListView with rounded corners in Android?


Question

How do I create a ListView with rounded corners in Android?

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12/29/2014 8:04:11 AM

Accepted Answer

Here is one way of doing it (Thanks to Android Documentation though!):

Add the following into a file (say customshape.xml) and then place it in (res/drawable/customshape.xml)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" 
     android:shape="rectangle"> 
     <gradient 
         android:startColor="#SomeGradientBeginColor"
         android:endColor="#SomeGradientEndColor" 
         android:angle="270"/> 

    <corners 
         android:bottomRightRadius="7dp" 
         android:bottomLeftRadius="7dp" 
         android:topLeftRadius="7dp" 
         android:topRightRadius="7dp"/> 
</shape> 

Once you are done with creating this file, just set the background in one of the following ways:

Through Code: listView.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.customshape);

Through XML, just add the following attribute to the container (ex: LinearLayout or to any fields):

android:background="@drawable/customshape"

Hope someone finds it useful...

367
2/21/2013 11:50:36 AM

Although that did work, it took out the entire background colour as well. I was looking for a way to do just the border and just replace that XML layout code with this one and I was good to go!

<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <stroke android:width="4dp" android:color="#FF00FF00" />
    <padding android:left="7dp" android:top="7dp"
            android:right="7dp" android:bottom="7dp" />
    <corners android:radius="4dp" />
</shape> 

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