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How to add border to Android Button



We cannot add border to an Android button using Button view attributes, to do so we need to create a xml file in drawable folder and set this drawable xml as background to the Button view.

Example :



1. button_border.xml

    Place this file in drawable folder.

<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:shape="rectangle" >

<stroke
    android:width="4dp"
    android:color="#000000" />

</shape>



2. activity_main.xml

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="match_parent"
   tools:context="com.code2care.example.whatsappintegrationexample.MainActivity"
   tools:ignore="HardcodedText" >

<Button
     android:id="@+id/button1"
     android:layout_width="wrap_content"
     android:layout_height="wrap_content"
     android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
     android:layout_centerVertical="true"
     android:background="@drawable/button_border"
     android:text="Click" />

</RelativeLayout>



Result



Android Button with broder


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