Instead of using a TextView and ImageView, we can use drawables of TextView to reduce the no.of views used.
So, the problem at hand is, how do you align a TextView text and it’s left drawable to the center horizontally in a given width.
Put the textview width to “match_parent” and use “android:gravity” as center, the expected result is that both drawable and text should be center aligned horizontally, but to my surprise, i see only text horizontally aligned and the drawable is aligned to the textview left.
Working Method But Not Efficient:
Take a horizontal LinearLayout, put ImageView and TextView(no drawableLeft since we are using ImageView) in it with each of the view’s width set to “wrap_content”, and use “android:layout_gravity” to center on the LinearLayout. This works but we are using extra ImageView and LinearLayout.
Set TextView’s width to “wrap_content”, use drawableLeft, and set “layout_gravity” to center for the TextView.