Linear layout, that wrap its content to the next line if there is no space in the current line.

Android flow layout


Extended linear layout that wrap its content when there is no place in the current line.

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Orientation: HORIZONTAL, Gravity: FILL, LayoutDirection: LTR

Orientation: HORIZONTAL, Gravity: RIGHT & BOTTOM, LayoutDirection: RTL

Orientation: VERTICAL, Gravity: CENTER, LayoutDirection: LTR

Debug is switched off:

Installation and usage

Take from maven repository (, or add FlowLayout and other components to your solution

Add it as dependency in Gradle as:

compile ''

Or maven


Add the following xml code into your layout/something.xml:


To change default direction use the following code


To change layout direction use the following code


Android gravity now supported (in combination with elements weight):


To override default spacing between elements use default android margins in the child View element:


Also if you need to break line before some object even if there is enough space for it in the previous line - use the following LayoutParameter in the child view element:


Detailed parameters

Layout parameters:

* android:orientation - line direction. Use one of the following values:

    * horizontal - line will be in horizontal direction, linebreak will create new line

    * vertical - line will be in vertical direction, linebreak will create new column

    * android:gravity - standart android gravity supported

* debugDraw - draw debug information

    * weightDefault - default weight value for child elements. Used to fill line in case of Gravity.FILL_HORIZONTAL | Gravity.FILL_VERTICAL

    * layoutDirection - direction of inner child elements:

            *  ltr - left to right direction

            *  rtl - right to left direction

Child layout parameters:

* android:layout_margin* - override default spacings

* android:layout_gravity - standart aandroid gravity supported

    * layout_weight - weight of the element. If not specified "layout.defaultWight" is used.

* layout_newLine - brake line before current element even if there is enough place in the current line.


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