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Shadow and Text on ImageView in Android

In this article, we will learn how to create a shadow on ImageView in Android. This article is the part of the Today I Learnt category.

Here is the video tutorial

So let’s started.

Let me tell you about its usage. Basically it is mostly used in e-commerce Applications.

Now, let’s understand the structure of this. Basically, it is working like a stack where every view stacked over one another.

Create a drawable file for shadow view and assign name as image_shadow and add below code in this file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:shape="rectangle" >
<corners
android:radius="10dp"
/>
<gradient
android:angle="270"
android:centerX="300%"
android:startColor="#00000000"
android:endColor="#99000000"
android:type="linear"
/>
<size
android:width="270dp"
android:height="60dp"
/>
<stroke
android:width="1dp"
android:color="#878787"
/>
</shape>

Now, goto xml file and add the below code into it and set this drawable file as view’s background.

<androidx.appcompat.widget.LinearLayoutCompat
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
tools:context=".MainActivity">

<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent">

<androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatImageView
android:id="@+id/imageView"
android:layout_width="250dp"
android:layout_height="250dp"
android:scaleType="centerCrop"
android:src="@drawable/shopping_image"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"/>

<View android:id="@+id/view"
android:layout_width="250dp"
android:layout_height="250dp"
android:background="@drawable/image_shadow"
app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"/>

<androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatTextView
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_margin="10dp"
android:textColor="@android:color/white"
android:text="Write your text here"
android:textSize="25sp"
app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="@+id/view"/>

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>
</androidx.appcompat.widget.LinearLayoutCompat>

Note: Follow this code line by line.

In this code, I had set components’ constraints like a stack where every component stacked with each other.

Cheeeerrrsss 🍷 , That’s all for now.

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