Android – GridView – 1001 attributes to keep in mind

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Same as my previous article on ListView attributes: Android – 0101 Attributes of ListView to keep in mind, here i am going to share about the attributes of GridView which we frequently use inside the application. Here are attributes:

Mostly Used:
0000 => android:numColumns=”auto_fit”
0001 => android:verticalSpacing=”5dp”
0010 => android:horizontalSpacing=”10dp”
0011 => android:stretchMode=”columnWidth”
0100 => android:columnWidth=”90dp”
0101 => android:smoothScrollbar=”true”

Rarely Used:
0110 => android:listSelector=”@color/red”
0111 => android:drawSelectorOnTop=”true”
1000 => android:scrollbarStyle=”insideOverlay”
1001 => android:scrollbars=”vertical”
0000. android:numColumns
Used to set number of columns we wants inside the GridView. we can also set “auto_fit” value so that we developer need not to bother about number of columns.

0001. android:verticalSpacing
Used to set spacing between two gridview items vertically.

0010. android:horizontalSpacing
Used to set spacing between two gridview items horizontally.

0011. andorid:stretchMode
Used to control how items are stretched to fill their space.

0100. android:columnWidth
Used to set Width of the Column.
0101. android:smoothScrollbar=”true”
Used to control scrollbar effectively and When set to true, the list will use a more refined calculation method based on the pixels height of the items visible on screen.

0110. android:listSelector=”@color/red”
Used to define the Selector image/color, selector image/color will be appeared whenever we focus/pressed on the GridView item.

0111. android:drawSelectorOnTop=”true”
Used to control the selector image/color and When set to true, the selector will be drawn over the selected item.

1000. android:scrollbarStyle=”insideOverlay”
Used to define the scroll bar position and its style.

1001. android:scrollbars=”vertical”
Used to define scrollbars such as Horizontal, vertical or both.
For example:


For knowing more about GridView and its attributes, visit android sdk site: Android GridView.

Paresh Mayani

Paresh Mayani is a lead android developer from India. Currently, He is Sr. Software engineer at InfoStretch Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He has been developing android apps since very 1st version i.e. Android 1.5, he says he has seen days and nights of Android history. He is the Head/Organizer of Google Developers Group (GDG), Ahmedabad

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