How to create shadow in Android Buttons?


This example demonstrates how How to create shadow in Android Buttons.

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"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout
   xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
   xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="match_parent"
   tools:context=".MainActivity">
   <TextView
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:text="Hello World!"
      app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
      app:layout_constraintLeft_toLeftOf="parent"
      app:layout_constraintRight_toRightOf="parent"
      app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />
   <Button
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_marginTop="20dp"
      android:width="200dp"
      android:layout_gravity="center"
      android:text="Shadow Button"
      android:background="@drawable/shadow_button_layer_list"/>
</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

Step 3  − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

package com.medkart.sample;
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
   }
}

Step 4  − Add the following code to res/drawable/shadow_button_layer_list.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<layer-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
   <!-- Gray shadow. -->
   <item android:left="3dp" android:top="5dp">
      <shape>
         <solid android:color="@android:color/darker_gray" />
         <corners android:radius="15dp" />
      </shape>
   </item>
   <!-- White foreground. -->
   <item android:bottom="5dp" android:right="3dp">
      <shape>
         <solid android:color="@android:color/white" />
         <corners android:radius="15dp" />
      </shape>
   </item>
</layer-list>

Step 5  − Add the following code to Manifests/AndroidManifest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   package="com.medkart.sample">
   <application
      android:allowBackup="true"
      android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
      android:label="@string/app_name"
      android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
      android:supportsRtl="true"
      android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
      <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
         <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
         </intent-filter>
      </activity>
   </application>
</manifest>

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 Run  Icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

Click here to download the project code.

raja
Published on 11-Sep-2019 15:07:42
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