Set Visibility on Buttons in Android

This article shows how to set visibility on buttons in Android.

This article shows how to set visibility on buttons in Android.

Procedure

  • Start the Eclipse IDE.
  • Create a new project.
  • Create a MainActivity.java file.
  • Create an XML file with three buttons.
  • In the onClick function set the visibility of buttons using the setVisibility function.

For example:

public void onClick(View v) {
     b1.setVisibility(v.INVISIBLE);
     b2.setVisibility(v.VISIBLE);
 }

The following is the code.

MainActivity.java

package com.example.visibilityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy;
 
 import android.app.Activity;
 import android.os.Bundle;
 import android.view.Menu;
 import android.view.View;
 import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
 import android.widget.Button;
 import android.widget.Toast;
 
 public class MainActivity extends Activity {
     Button b1,b2,b3;
 
     @Override
     protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
         super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
         setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
         b1=(Button)findViewById(R.id.button1);
         b2=(Button)findViewById(R.id.button2);
         b3=(Button)findViewById(R.id.button3);
         b1.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
             public void onClick(View v) {
                 // TODO Auto-generated method stub
                 b1.setVisibility(v.INVISIBLE);
                 b2.setVisibility(v.VISIBLE);
                 Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Button2 is visible",Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
             }
         });
         b2.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
             public void onClick(View v) {
                 // TODO Auto-generated method stub
                 b2.setVisibility(v.INVISIBLE);
                 b3.setVisibility(v.VISIBLE);
                 Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Button3 is visible ", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
             }
         });
         b3.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {
             public void onClick(View v) {
                 b3.setVisibility(v.INVISIBLE);
                 b1.setVisibility(v.VISIBLE);
                 Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Button1 is visible", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                 // TODO Auto-generated method stub
             }
         });
     }
     @Override
     public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
         // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
         getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
         return true;
     }
 }

activity_main.xml

<RelativeLayout 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"

   android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"

   android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"

   android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"

   android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"

   tools:context=".MainActivity" >

   <TextView

      android:id="@+id/textView1"

      android:layout_width="wrap_content"

      android:layout_height="wrap_content"

      android:text="Abhijeet's game of visibility" />

   <Button

      android:id="@+id/button1"

      android:layout_width="wrap_content"

      android:layout_height="wrap_content"

      android:layout_alignTop="@+id/textView1"

      android:layout_marginLeft="14dp"

      android:visibility="visible"

      android:layout_toRightOf="@+id/textView1"

      android:text="Button1" />

   <Button

      android:id="@+id/button2"

      android:layout_width="wrap_content"

      android:layout_height="wrap_content"

      android:layout_alignRight="@+id/button1"

      android:layout_below="@+id/button1"

      android:visibility="gone"

      android:layout_marginRight="40dp"

      android:text="Button2" />

   <Button

      android:id="@+id/button3"

      android:layout_width="wrap_content"

      android:layout_height="wrap_content"

      android:layout_alignRight="@+id/button2"

      android:layout_below="@+id/button2"

      android:visibility="gone"

      android:layout_marginRight="15dp"

      android:layout_marginTop="26dp"

      android:text="Button3" />

</RelativeLayout>

Output

When clicking on Button1:



When clicking on Button2:



When clicking on Button3: