Android Question UI Differences

hwatech

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I am wondering why I am getting differences in the user interface of my app when created using the designer...

Here is a screenshot of my designer:
b4a_designer.png


And here is how it looks in the WYSIWYG on the phone:

Screenshot_wysiwyg.png


And this is what the actual app looks like:

Screenshot_app.png



I believe I am using the anchors correctly so why are things so different?


LH
 

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klaus

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You are not using the anchors correctly.
You should set:
- the horizontal anchor of the + button to right.
- the horizontal anchor of the four views in the middle to both.
 
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hwatech

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Thanks, that was my mistake, that adjusted the + button correctly.

The middle views are set just as you say. Where did the 4 labels on the left go (they are anchored to the left) and where is the gradient background?


LH
 
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klaus

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Sorry, but I do not understand exactly your answer.
The middle views are set just as you say.
Not in your screenshot !
They are set there to LEFT and not BOTH.

Where did the 4 labels on the left go (they are anchored to the left) and where is the gradient background?
I do not know, without seeing what you have done and how, impossible to give a concrete answer.

It would be much easier to see what happens if you posted a small project, as a zip file, showing the problem.
 
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hwatech

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Wrong screenshot, I was trying a number of things before I posted and I inadvertently posted the wrong screenshot, here is the correct one:

screenshot_designer.png


I don't see how pointing out my mistake with such gusto helps me understand anything. Just trying to learn here...

I'll figure it out...
 
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hwatech

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I deleted the 4 labels and re-added them, so those are back but not sure about the GradientDrawable, I'll just skip it for now, so problem solved.
 
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hwatech

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Later, I have other projects to tend to right now, the gradient is hardly a show stopper
 
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hwatech

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This was a stupid mistake on my part. Klaus solved it for me. I had indeed set the gradient in the designer but I also forced the color in the B4XPage_Created sub after loading the layout.
 
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