Android APIs
public static class

GridLayout.LayoutParams

extends ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams
     ↳ android.view.ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams
       ↳ android.widget.GridLayout.LayoutParams

Class Overview

Layout information associated with each of the children of a GridLayout.

GridLayout supports both row and column spanning and arbitrary forms of alignment within each cell group. The fundamental parameters associated with each cell group are gathered into their vertical and horizontal components and stored in the rowSpec and columnSpec layout parameters. Specs are immutable structures and may be shared between the layout parameters of different children.

The row and column specs contain the leading and trailing indices along each axis and together specify the four grid indices that delimit the cells of this cell group.

The alignment properties of the row and column specs together specify both aspects of alignment within the cell group. It is also possible to specify a child's alignment within its cell group by using the setGravity(int) method.

The weight property is also included in Spec and specifies the proportion of any excess space that is due to the associated view.

WRAP_CONTENT and MATCH_PARENT

Because the default values of the width and height properties are both WRAP_CONTENT, this value never needs to be explicitly declared in the layout parameters of GridLayout's children. In addition, GridLayout does not distinguish the special size value MATCH_PARENT from WRAP_CONTENT. A component's ability to expand to the size of the parent is instead controlled by the principle of flexibility, as discussed in GridLayout.

Summary

You should not need to use either of the special size values: WRAP_CONTENT or MATCH_PARENT when configuring the children of a GridLayout.

Default values

See GridLayout for a more complete description of the conventions used by GridLayout in the interpretation of the properties of this class.

Summary

XML Attributes
Attribute Name Related Method Description
android:layout_column The column boundary delimiting the left of the group of cells occupied by this view. 
android:layout_columnSpan The column span: the difference between the right and left boundaries delimiting the group of cells occupied by this view. 
android:layout_columnWeight The relative proportion of horizontal space that should be allocated to this view during excess space distribution. 
android:layout_gravity setGravity(int) Gravity specifies how a component should be placed in its group of cells. 
android:layout_row The row boundary delimiting the top of the group of cells occupied by this view. 
android:layout_rowSpan The row span: the difference between the top and bottom boundaries delimiting the group of cells occupied by this view. 
android:layout_rowWeight The relative proportion of vertical space that should be allocated to this view during excess space distribution. 
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Inherited XML Attributes
From class android.view.ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams
From class android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams
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Inherited Constants
From class android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams
Fields
public GridLayout.Spec columnSpec The spec that defines the horizontal characteristics of the cell group described by these layout parameters.
public GridLayout.Spec rowSpec The spec that defines the vertical characteristics of the cell group described by these layout parameters.
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Inherited Fields
From class android.view.ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams
From class android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams
Public Constructors
GridLayout.LayoutParams(GridLayout.Spec rowSpec, GridLayout.Spec columnSpec)
Constructs a new LayoutParams instance for this rowSpec and columnSpec.
GridLayout.LayoutParams()
Constructs a new LayoutParams with default values as defined in GridLayout.LayoutParams.
GridLayout.LayoutParams(ViewGroup.LayoutParams params)
GridLayout.LayoutParams(ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams params)
GridLayout.LayoutParams(GridLayout.LayoutParams source)
Copy constructor.
GridLayout.LayoutParams(Context context, AttributeSet attrs)
Values not defined in the attribute set take the default values defined in GridLayout.LayoutParams.
Public Methods
boolean equals(Object o)
Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal.
int hashCode()
Returns an integer hash code for this object.
void setGravity(int gravity)
Describes how the child views are positioned.
Protected Methods
void setBaseAttributes(TypedArray attributes, int widthAttr, int heightAttr)
Extracts the layout parameters from the supplied attributes.
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Inherited Methods
From class android.view.ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams
From class android.view.ViewGroup.LayoutParams
From class java.lang.Object

XML Attributes

android:layout_column

The column boundary delimiting the left of the group of cells occupied by this view.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_column.

Related Methods

android:layout_columnSpan

The column span: the difference between the right and left boundaries delimiting the group of cells occupied by this view. The default is one. See GridLayout.Spec.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_columnSpan.

Related Methods

android:layout_columnWeight

The relative proportion of horizontal space that should be allocated to this view during excess space distribution.

Must be a floating point value, such as "1.2".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_columnWeight.

Related Methods

android:layout_gravity

Gravity specifies how a component should be placed in its group of cells. The default is LEFT | BASELINE. See setGravity(int).

Must be one or more (separated by '|') of the following constant values.

ConstantValueDescription
top0x30 Push object to the top of its container, not changing its size.
bottom0x50 Push object to the bottom of its container, not changing its size.
left0x03 Push object to the left of its container, not changing its size.
right0x05 Push object to the right of its container, not changing its size.
center_vertical0x10 Place object in the vertical center of its container, not changing its size.
fill_vertical0x70 Grow the vertical size of the object if needed so it completely fills its container.
center_horizontal0x01 Place object in the horizontal center of its container, not changing its size.
fill_horizontal0x07 Grow the horizontal size of the object if needed so it completely fills its container.
center0x11 Place the object in the center of its container in both the vertical and horizontal axis, not changing its size.
fill0x77 Grow the horizontal and vertical size of the object if needed so it completely fills its container.
clip_vertical0x80 Additional option that can be set to have the top and/or bottom edges of the child clipped to its container's bounds. The clip will be based on the vertical gravity: a top gravity will clip the bottom edge, a bottom gravity will clip the top edge, and neither will clip both edges.
clip_horizontal0x08 Additional option that can be set to have the left and/or right edges of the child clipped to its container's bounds. The clip will be based on the horizontal gravity: a left gravity will clip the right edge, a right gravity will clip the left edge, and neither will clip both edges.
start0x00800003 Push object to the beginning of its container, not changing its size.
end0x00800005 Push object to the end of its container, not changing its size.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_gravity.

Related Methods

android:layout_row

The row boundary delimiting the top of the group of cells occupied by this view.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_row.

Related Methods

android:layout_rowSpan

The row span: the difference between the top and bottom boundaries delimiting the group of cells occupied by this view. The default is one. See GridLayout.Spec.

Must be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_rowSpan.

Related Methods

android:layout_rowWeight

The relative proportion of vertical space that should be allocated to this view during excess space distribution.

Must be a floating point value, such as "1.2".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol layout_rowWeight.

Related Methods

Fields

public GridLayout.Spec columnSpec

Added in API level 14

The spec that defines the horizontal characteristics of the cell group described by these layout parameters. If an assignment is made to this field after a measurement or layout operation has already taken place, a call to setLayoutParams(ViewGroup.LayoutParams) must be made to notify GridLayout of the change. GridLayout is normally able to detect when code fails to observe this rule, issue a warning and take steps to compensate for the omission. This facility is implemented on a best effort basis and should not be relied upon in production code - so it is best to include the above calls to remove the warnings as soon as it is practical.

public GridLayout.Spec rowSpec

Added in API level 14

The spec that defines the vertical characteristics of the cell group described by these layout parameters. If an assignment is made to this field after a measurement or layout operation has already taken place, a call to setLayoutParams(ViewGroup.LayoutParams) must be made to notify GridLayout of the change. GridLayout is normally able to detect when code fails to observe this rule, issue a warning and take steps to compensate for the omission. This facility is implemented on a best effort basis and should not be relied upon in production code - so it is best to include the above calls to remove the warnings as soon as it is practical.

Public Constructors

public GridLayout.LayoutParams (GridLayout.Spec rowSpec, GridLayout.Spec columnSpec)

Added in API level 14

Constructs a new LayoutParams instance for this rowSpec and columnSpec. All other fields are initialized with default values as defined in GridLayout.LayoutParams.

Parameters
rowSpec GridLayout.Spec: the rowSpec
columnSpec GridLayout.Spec: the columnSpec

public GridLayout.LayoutParams ()

Added in API level 14

Constructs a new LayoutParams with default values as defined in GridLayout.LayoutParams.

public GridLayout.LayoutParams (ViewGroup.LayoutParams params)

Added in API level 14

Parameters
params ViewGroup.LayoutParams

public GridLayout.LayoutParams (ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams params)

Added in API level 14

Parameters
params ViewGroup.MarginLayoutParams

public GridLayout.LayoutParams (GridLayout.LayoutParams source)

Added in API level 14

Copy constructor. Clones the width, height, margin values, row spec, and column spec of the source.

Parameters
source GridLayout.LayoutParams: The layout params to copy from.

public GridLayout.LayoutParams (Context context, AttributeSet attrs)

Added in API level 14

Values not defined in the attribute set take the default values defined in GridLayout.LayoutParams.

Parameters
context Context
attrs AttributeSet

Public Methods

public boolean equals (Object o)

Added in API level 14

Compares this instance with the specified object and indicates if they are equal. In order to be equal, o must represent the same object as this instance using a class-specific comparison. The general contract is that this comparison should be reflexive, symmetric, and transitive. Also, no object reference other than null is equal to null.

The default implementation returns true only if this == o. See Writing a correct equals method if you intend implementing your own equals method.

The general contract for the equals and hashCode() methods is that if equals returns true for any two objects, then hashCode() must return the same value for these objects. This means that subclasses of Object usually override either both methods or neither of them.

Parameters
o Object: the object to compare this instance with.
Returns
boolean true if the specified object is equal to this Object; false otherwise.

public int hashCode ()

Added in API level 14

Returns an integer hash code for this object. By contract, any two objects for which equals(Object) returns true must return the same hash code value. This means that subclasses of Object usually override both methods or neither method.

Note that hash values must not change over time unless information used in equals comparisons also changes.

See Writing a correct hashCode method if you intend implementing your own hashCode method.

Returns
int this object's hash code.

public void setGravity (int gravity)

Added in API level 14

Describes how the child views are positioned. Default is LEFT | BASELINE. See Gravity.

Related XML Attributes:

Parameters
gravity int: the new gravity value

Protected Methods

protected void setBaseAttributes (TypedArray attributes, int widthAttr, int heightAttr)

Added in API level 14

Extracts the layout parameters from the supplied attributes.

Parameters
attributes TypedArray: the style attributes to extract the parameters from
widthAttr int: the identifier of the width attribute
heightAttr int: the identifier of the height attribute