How to create Row Layout with Jetpack Compose?

Last updated Sep 02, 2021


In this Jetpack compose tutorial we will learn How to create Row Layout in Android application using Jetpack Compose. 

In general Row component will arrange the child items one by one as horizontal way. each child resides side by side. this Row component is similar to  Linear Layout with horizontal orientation

Jetpack Compose Row Layout Example

Let's get started

Step 1: Create android application in android studio

Step 2: Follow step for setup Jetpack Compose with Android Studio

 

Simple example

import android.graphics.Color

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
})

 

 

 

Arrangement Center

This property place the children such that they are as close as possible to the middle of the main axis

import android.graphics.Color

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.Center,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

 

Arrangement Space Evenly

This Property arrange the children with spaced evenly across the main axis, add free space before the first child and after the last child.

import android.graphics.Color

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceEvenly,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

 

Arrangement Space Between

This property will arrange the children in away that they are spaced evenly across the main axis, without free space before the first child or after the last child. 

import android.graphics.Color

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceBetween,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

 

Arrangement Space Around

This property arrange the children in away that spaced evenly across the main axis

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceAround,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

Arrangement End

 

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.End,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

Arrangement Start

 

Row(content = {
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Green)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Black)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
    Box(
        modifier = Modifier
            .background(color = Color.Blue)
            .height(50.dp)
            .width(50.dp)
    )
}, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.Start,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

 

 

Full code

package com.example.jetpack

import android.os.Bundle
import android.view.WindowManager
import androidx.activity.ComponentActivity
import androidx.activity.compose.setContent
import androidx.compose.foundation.background
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.*
import androidx.compose.material.*
import androidx.compose.runtime.Composable
import androidx.compose.ui.Modifier
import androidx.compose.ui.graphics.Color
import androidx.compose.ui.tooling.preview.Preview
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.dp
import com.example.jetpack.ui.theme.JetPackTheme

class MainActivity : ComponentActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        window.setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_RESIZE)
        setContent {
            MaterialTheme {
                // A surface container using the 'background' color from the theme
                Surface(color = MaterialTheme.colors.background) {
                    RowLayoutDemo()
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

@Composable
fun RowLayoutDemo() {
    Column(modifier = Modifier.fillMaxSize()) {
        Text(" Arrangement Centre")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))

        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.Center,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Text(" Arrangement SpaceEvenly")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceEvenly,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Text(" Arrangement SpaceBetween")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceBetween,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Text(" Arrangement SpaceAround")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.SpaceAround,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Text(" Arrangement End")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.End,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Text(" Arrangement Start")
        Spacer(modifier = Modifier.padding(8.dp))
        Row(content = {
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Green)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Black)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
            Box(
                modifier = Modifier
                    .background(color = Color.Blue)
                    .height(50.dp)
                    .width(50.dp)
            )
        }, horizontalArrangement = Arrangement.Start,modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth())

    }
}

@Preview(showBackground = true)
@Composable
fun DefaultPreview() {
    JetPackTheme {
        RowLayoutDemo()
    }
}

 

 

 

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How to Create Row layout with Jetpack Compose

 

Conclusion: This Compose Tutorial we learned how to create Row layout in different ways by applying the child item position


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