Android LinearLayout : Add border with shadow around a LinearLayout

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I would like to create the same border of this LinearLayout as the example :

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In this example, we can see that the border is not the same all around the linearLayout. How can I create this using an XML drawable file?

For now, I have only able to create a simple border all around the LinearLayout like this :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:shape="rectangle">
  <corners
      android:radius="1dp"
      android:topRightRadius="0dp"
      android:bottomRightRadius="0dp"
      android:bottomLeftRadius="0dp" />
  <stroke
      android:width="1dp"
      android:color="#E3E3E1" />

  <solid android:color="@color/blanc" />

</shape>

This question is tagged with android border android-linearlayout

~ Asked on 2014-06-07 08:12:27

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Try this..

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item>
        <shape android:shape="rectangle">
            <solid android:color="#CABBBBBB"/>
            <corners android:radius="2dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>

    <item
        android:left="0dp"
        android:right="0dp"
        android:top="0dp"
        android:bottom="2dp">
        <shape android:shape="rectangle">
            <solid android:color="@android:color/white"/>
            <corners android:radius="2dp" />
        </shape>
    </item>
</layer-list>

~ Answered on 2014-06-07 08:24:42


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That's why CardView exists. CardView | Android Developers
It's just a FrameLayout that supports elevation in pre-lollipop devices.

<android.support.v7.widget.CardView
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    app:cardUseCompatPadding="true"
    app:cardElevation="4dp"
    app:cardCornerRadius="3dp" >

    <!-- put whatever you want -->

</android.support.v7.widget.CardView>

To use this you need to add dependency to build.gradle:

compile 'com.android.support:cardview-v7:23.+'

~ Answered on 2016-01-11 08:11:23


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