Solution for Android Studio & Constraint Layout Editor Problems
is Given Below:
I have watched numerous videos, including Google’s own, and i’m really struggling with ConstraintLayout, it simply doesn’t work for me, like it works in the online videos.
When I drop a textview onto the constraint layout editor, it jumps to the top right of the form. In the demo videos, it stays where it’s dropped, and it’s easy for those people to set up the relationships by dragging handles. For me, It’s all up in the top right, and I can only get to 2 of the handles.
It gets worse if I then drop two more text views into the form, they are all now all the same size and all overlapped at the top. Whenever I use constraint layout, I end up tearing my hair out, and then giving up and going back to an older layout.
I really want to use constraintlayout, but clearly I am missing something really obvious here, but I can’t figure out what.
Yes the drag and drop doesn’t work well. For me I just use several steps to add a new view:
1. drag new view to the end of the view list window (not on the design view! design view will add unnecessary properties and is not clean) 2. select the new view, and name it! name is very important to constraint layout. 3. set the layout_constraint_xxx attributes from the property window
then it goes to the expected places.
Try disabling the experimental render engine and re enable it again