How do I put a border around an Android textview?

AndroidApps/ApplicationsMobile Development

If you wants to see text view as 3D view as we seen in Microsoft power point 3d texts. This example demonstrate about how do I put a border around an Android text view.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
      android:background="@drawable/ border "
      android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

In the above code we have taken one text view with background as border so we need to create a file in drawable as boarder.xml and add the following content.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="" android:shape="rectangle" >
   <solid android:color="@android:color/white" />
   <stroke android:width="1dip" android:color="#4fa5d5"/>
   <padding android:bottom="10dp" android:left="10dp" android:right="10dp" android:top="10dp"/>

In the above code we have taken shape as root tag and given shape is rectangle and added width and padding for shape.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/

package com.example.andy.myapplication;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;
import org.w3c.dom.Text;
import java.util.Locale;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      TextView textView=findViewById(;
      textView.setText("Tutorialspoint india pvt ltd");

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Runicon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen −

In the above result, we have added boarder to text view.

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Published on 09-Apr-2019 12:09:14