Android : Get Absolute Coordinates Of A View?

Feb 8, 2010

I'm trying to get the absolute screen pixel coordinates of the top left corner of a view. However, all methods I can find such as getLeft() and getRight() don't work as they all seem to be relative to the parent of the view, thus giving me 0. What is the proper way to do this?

If it helps, this is for a 'put the picture back in order' game. I want the user to be able to draw a box to select multiple pieces. My assumption is that the easiest way to do that is to getRawX() and getRawY() from the MotionEvent and then compare those values against the top left corner of the layout holding the pieces. Knowing the size of the pieces, I can then determine how many pieces have been selected. I realise I can use getX() and getY() on the MotionEvent, but as that returns a relative position that makes determining which pieces were selected more difficult. (Not impossible, I know, but it seems unnecessarily complicated).

Android : Get absolute coordinates of a view?

Android :: Mismatch Of Event Coordinates And View Coordinates

Jun 30, 2010

I've been trying to write a little application that recognizes custom events in Android: you hold your finger over a TextView for a certain length of time, and it changes color.I'm using the MotionEvent coordinates and checking if they are within the bounds of a particular TextView, which is within a table.I am just attaching the onTouch listener to the table within the activity.But I get weird errors: the coordinates seem to be off by one view (i.e. if I touch the view below the view above reacts); or sometimes one will react, and the other will not. Any idea what might be going on?

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Android : Setup Absolute Position Of A View In Droid?

Jul 20, 2010

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Aug 9, 2010

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Android : Add View Progamatically To Activity's Absolute Layoute Setting It's Possition?

Oct 7, 2010

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Android : Location On Screen Coordinates Of A View?

Mar 22, 2009

I am developing a game in android and i want to capture screen coordinates of a view(ImageView) which is embedded in frame.

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At run time i am attaching two image views for frame layout.I wanted to capture screen coordinates of frame layout.But Couldnt do it.if i say

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I get Null Pointer Exception for getLocationOnScreen() method.

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Can anyone please tell me how to find location on screen of a view.

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Android :: How To Convert Screen Coordinates To 3d Coordinates?

Aug 5, 2010

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Android :: How To Get Absolute Time?

Aug 20, 2010

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Nov 4, 2009

View.getLeft() and View.getTop() give the position of the view relative to the parent.

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Either a way to translate those coordinates into screen coordinates to make a call to get the position in screen coordinates.

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Android : Absolute Best Droid Performance?

Oct 29, 2010

I am trying to go widget-free, using Zeam launcher instead of LauncherPro which seems to randomly have issues for me, I'm just wondering what tips you all may have for getting the best performance possible from your phone. I'm on a Captivate. I care more about in-app performance and stability over bells and whistles. What do you suggest?

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Android : Know MotionEvent Is Relative / Absolute?

Sep 11, 2009

I am implementing OnTouchListener and am receiving MotionEvent objects. Some ACTION_MOVE events reports absolute X/Y coordinates, while some reports relative coordinates.

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Android :: Get Absolute File Path From URI Instance

Sep 2, 2009

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Nov 9, 2010

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Android :: Absolute Path Of Assets Folder

Nov 11, 2010

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Android : Setup Images Position In Absolute Layout?

Nov 21, 2010

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

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Android : Way To Get Absolute Path And Filename From VideoView Object

Jan 10, 2010

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Android : Retrieve Video Thumbnail From An Absolute Path?

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I know this has to be trivial but I just don't find the right resource, I guess.
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Jul 28, 2010

I have set image in AbsoluteLayout but it'll not display in full screen on G1 but when i run the same application in Nexus it is working properly.

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My code looks like...

Can anyone tell me that why i am not getting full image on G1 mobile screen?

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Android : Place Controls At Absolute Positions - Custom ViewGroup

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May 1, 2010

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Dec 17, 2009

Is there a way I can see my phone's raw GPS coordinates, i.e. decimal lat/long? Is it built-in, or is there "an app for that" ? I have an Eris Droid.

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Jul 17, 2010

Can GPS on a phone, such as iPhone or Android determine your Z coordinates? I know it certainly has to be able to determine X and Y, well longitude, latitude that is, but what about the Z coordinates? Can it determine your height, and can I obtain height relative to ground?

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Android :: Way To Be Able To Get Touch Coordinates In App

Jul 8, 2010

I want to know if there is a way to be able to get the touch coordinates in an app. I know of the commands getRawX(),getRawY(),getX(),getY(). But they dont give me the exact coordinates. Shouldnt these coordinates be in the screen resolution range of the phone? or do they have a different range?

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Android : App For Entering GPS Coordinates?

Apr 10, 2010

I have several tour guide books that list GPS coordinates for various sightseeing features.

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Android : Absolute Centering In Android Layout

Jul 22, 2010

I've spent so much time trying to figure this out. I'm building a dialog layout and trying to get the Title centered relative to the dialog while having 2 buttons on either side of the title. The buttons are to be 'gravity-ed' towards far left and far right.

The easy part is centering the dialog, OR doing the buttons far left and far right. It's getting them to play nice with each other on the same line.

Easy way to think about it:

Title is centered in dialog
2 Buttons are independently aligned left and right on the same line. Any thoughts on how to do this?

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Android :: How To Put Button On Arbitary Coordinates?

Dec 10, 2009

Since the absolutelayout is deprecated, how to put a widget (suck as a button) on arbitary (X,Y)

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Android :: Set Button's Coordinates In AbsoluteLayout

Oct 20, 2010

I'm making a android aplication, and I need creates buttons in the java files because the amount of buttons is variable and the coordinate of each button too. So, I don't know how set the coordinates x,y in java. Do you know what method i can use to set this values?

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Android :: Customized Map - Own Image - With Coordinates

Jan 11, 2010

I want to create an application that loads an image as a map (a building of a floor) and add coordinates to it. Can anyone has an idea how to do it? I can do it maybe with MapView and change the resource of the map to my image but it is still not working.

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