Android Question Abstract Designer vs Design on Tablet vs Running the App


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Could someone please point me in the right direction, obviously I am making a mistake somewhere.

When designing the Layouts/Screens, the screen does not fill the space for the target device I have set.

Please see the files attached.

Your help/advise would be greatly appreciated.


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Andrew (Digitwell)

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You are not using anchors correctly.
The resolution of the tablet for designer and the running app are different.

See these explanations:

The edit fields need to have left right anchors set.
For the button, I normally set the size and then use
btn.horizontalcenter = 50%x
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