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Common Android Views Cheat Sheet

Here I am providing the list of some common android View cheatsheet used for building UI that we see on our devices

  • It helps you with -
    • Know Code Syntax for each View
    • I have provided a Link referring to Android documentation for each view
    • A note on each View describing briefly about it

1. TextView

Shows text

<TextView
 android:id="@+id/title_text_view"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:text="@string/my_photos"
 android:textAppearance="?android:textAppearanceLarge"
 android:textColor="#4689C8"
 android:textStyle="bold" />
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2. ImageView

Shows Image

<ImageView
 android:id="@+id/photo_image_view"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="match_parent"
 android:scaleType="centerCrop"
 android:src="@drawable/beach" />
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3. Button

Use for user interaction do some specific task on Click

<Button
 android:id="@+id/next_button"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:text="@string/next" />
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4. View

Plain rectangle (can be used as a divider)

<View
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="100dp"
 android:background="#4E4B4F" />
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A Text

5. EditText

Text field that you can use to take user input

<EditText
 android:id="@+id/album_description_view"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:hint="@string/album_description"
 android:inputType="textMultiLine" />
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AText

6. Spinner

Click on it to show a list of dropdown options

<Spinner
 android:id="@+id/sort_by_spinner"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
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Text

7. CheckBox

Checkbox with text label used to check or uncheck some option

<CheckBox
 android:id="@+id/notify_me_checkbox"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:text="@string/notify_me"
 android:textAppearance="?android:textAppearanceMedium" />
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8. RadioButton

Radio button (where you can select one out of a group of
radio buttons)

<RadioGroup
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:orientation="vertical">
 <RadioButton
 android:id="@+id/yes_radio_button"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:text="@string/yes"
 android:textAppearance="?android:textAppearanceMedium" />
 <RadioButton
 android:id="@+id/no_radio_button"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:text="@string/no"
 android:textAppearance="?android:textAppearanceMedium" />
</RadioGroup>
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 Text

9. RatingBar

Star rating

<RatingBar
 android:id="@+id/rating_bar"
 style="?android:attr/ratingBarStyleSmall"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:numStars="5"
 android:rating="2.5"
 android:stepSize="0.5" />
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ATxt

10. Switch

On / off switch that you can drag right or left (or just tap to toggle the state)

<Switch
 android:id="@+id/backup_photos_switch"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:text="@string/auto_backup_photos"
 android:textAppearance="?android:textAppearanceSmall" />
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 Text

11. SeekBar

Displays progress and allows you
to drag the handle anywhere in
the bar (i.e. for music or video
player)

<SeekBar
 android:id="@+id/seek_bar"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:max="100"
 android:progress="20" />
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12. SearchView

A search field that you can type
a query into

<SearchView
 android:id="@+id/search_viewr"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:iconifiedByDefault="false"
 android:queryHint="@string/search_photos" />
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Alext

13. ProgressBar

Loading spinner

<ProgressBar
 android:id="@+id/loading_spinner"
 style="@style/Widget.AppCompat.ProgressBar"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
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14. ProgressBar

Horizontal loading indicator

<ProgressBar
android:id="@+id/progress_bar"
 style="@style/Widget.AppCompat.ProgressBar.Horizontal"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
 android:indeterminate="false"
 android:max="100"
 android:progress="40"/>
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That's all for today!

References:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/video.udacity-data.com/topher/2017/July/595ab9de_common-android-views-cheat-sheet/common-android-views-cheat-sheet.pdf

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