ViewStub in Android

In this, I just going to show how to use ViewStub in Android. ViewStub we can achieve through <merge> attribute. ViewStub is like a place holder and dynamically we can add layout to our main layout. In viewstub, we have to you the "andorid:layout" attribute and add any layout trough this.

Once again, I am telling this is just a very basic tutorial for ViewStub.

The complete code is,

public class SampleViewStub extends Activity {

ViewStub stub;
boolean click = true;


public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {



findViewById(    OnClickListener()  {

public void onClick(View v) {

if (click) {

stub = (ViewStub) findViewById(;


click = false;


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<merge xmlns:android="">

<LinearLayout android:orientation="vertical"

android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent">

<TextView android:layout_width="fill_parent"

android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="Showing ViewStub" />

<Button android:id="@+id/openstub" android:layout_width="fill_parent"

android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="Open ViewStub" />

<ViewStub android:id="@+id/stub1" android:inflatedId="@+id/showlayout"

android:layout="@layout/layout1" android:layout_width="fill_parent"

android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_gravity="bottom"/>




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""

android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content">

<TextView android:id="@+id/label_import" android:layout_width="wrap_content"

android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:text="Textview from Viewstub" />

<Button android:id="@+id/button_cancel" android:layout_width="wrap_content"

android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:minWidth="100dip"

android:text="Next" />


The screenshots are,

You can get the complete source code from here. Github


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