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Interaction between layouts and animations

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Alan Chambers, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Alan Chambers

    Alan Chambers Lurker
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    What is the interaction between layouts and animations? I am using ConstraintLayout for an activity, and was able to apply individual animations to some of the views without difficulty, but it got me wondering...

    If you translate, scale or rotate a view, doesn't that make it conflict with the constraints on it in its view group? I half expected to see other views moving about as the layout constraints were continuously reapplied. This didn't happen in my case (a chain of views were each rotated 360 around their centres), and would probably make life harder if it did.

    So, what actually is the formal interaction between layouts and animations. Are the layout constraints only applied when the view is inflated, or on other specific triggers?
     


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