Android: two issues using Tablerow+TextView in Tablelayout

android, tablelayout, tablerow, textview

I am using Tablerow+TextView to make a simple view for blog posts and their replies. In each TableRow I put a TextView in. Now I have two issues:

  1. The text which is longer than the screen won't automatically wrap up to be multi-line. Is it by design of TableRow? I've already set tr_content.setSingleLine(false); [update] This has been addressed, I think I should change Fill_parent to be Wrap_content in textView.tr_author_time.setLayoutParams(new LayoutParams(

  2. The Table won't scroll like ListView. My rows are more than the screen size. I expect the table could be scrolled down for viewing just like ListView. Is that possible?

Here is my code:

    TableLayout tl = (TableLayout) findViewById(;        TextView tr_title = new TextView(this);    TextView tr_author_time = new TextView(this);    TextView tr_content = new TextView(this);    TableRow tr = new TableRow(this);    for(int i = 0; i < BlogPost.size(); i++){        try{        // add the author, time        tr = new TableRow(this);        /////////////////add author+time row        BlogPost article = mBlogPost.get(i);        tr_author_time = new TextView(this);        tr_author_time.setText("("+                article.post_time+")");        tr_author_time.setTextColor(getResources().getColor(;        tr_author_time.setGravity(0x03);        tr_author_time.setLayoutParams(new LayoutParams(                     LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,                     LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));         tr.addView(tr_author_time);         tl.addView(tr,new TableLayout.LayoutParams(                 LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,                 LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));        ////////////////////// then add content row        tr = new TableRow(this);                    tr_content = new TextView(this);        tr_content.setText(article.content);        tr_content.setSingleLine(false);        tr_content.setGravity(0x03);        tr_content.setLayoutParams(new LayoutParams(                     LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,                     LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));                    tr.addView(tr_content);                tr.setBackgroundResource(R.color.white);            tl.addView(tr,new TableLayout.LayoutParams(                     LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT,                     LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT));    }   

Best Solution

A more appropriate thing to do for wrapping items would have been to add android:shrinkColumns="*" or android:shrinkColumns="1" to the TableLayout, this would probably have fixed the wrapping issue.

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