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What is Landscape Layout?
- Users will often switch to landscape orientation for comfort or more horizontal screen space.
- But we must make sure that controls are accessible to User even if screen orientation is changed & also should feel comfortable to work on it.
- When the screen orientation is changed & also how to organize the controls when the orientation is changed to landscape layout.
Add/Create Landscape Layout in Android Studio
- In android, every application is designed with both the orientations
- Portrait orientation and
- Landscape orientation.
- By default, Android Studio provides you the option to design your application in Portrait mode but for Landscape we need to make some extra settings or more specifically
- We need to add/create a Landscape Layout folder under res folder.
- As per Android developer website guide lines the name of this folder should be “layout-land”. You need to create the same.
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How to Add / Create Landscape Layout in Android Studio
- Open your Android Studio and if your project is opened in “Android” perspective then change it to “Project” Perspective (Option is available on the Left side of your android studio)
- Open App folder inside your project folder
- Then open src > main >res.
- you have all the folder which help in creating UI for your app.
- Right click on res folder click New>Directory.
- Android studio will open a dialog box.
- Inside Dialog box you have to give a directory name or you can say name of our new folder.
- So, it would be “layout-land”.
- Click Ok button.
- Now you have “layout-land” folder in your project.
- Right click on it New>XML>Layout XML file.
- This file will be create inside layout folder(portrait)
- Cut the layout xml file
- Paste it under your “layout-land” folder and click ok button.
- Now open your xml file.
- You will get the Landscape mode.
Additional Options to create landscape based android app:
- In the current version of Android Studio (v1.0.2)
- you can simply add a landscape layout by clicking on the button in the visual editor shown in the screenshot below. Select "Create Landscape Variation"