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Center align text in TextView Android Programming



To align text in TextView at the center vertically and horizontally we need to make use of gravity attribute.

Example 1 :


    You can use center_vertical|center_horizontal value to set the text at the center of the TextView area.

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent" >

<TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView1"
    android:layout_width="300dp"
    android:layout_height="400dp"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:gravity="center_vertical|center_horizontal"
    android:text="Example 1" />

</RelativeLayout>



Example 2 :


    You can also use center value to get the same result.

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent" >

<TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView2"
    android:layout_width="300dp"
    android:layout_height="400dp"
    android:gravity="center"
    android:text="Example 2" />

</RelativeLayout>




Result :



TextView Text displayed at the center


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