How do I set the rounded corner radius of a color drawable using xml?

On the android website, there is a section about color drawables. Defining these drawables in xml looks like this:

<resources>
    <drawable name="solid_red">#f00</drawable>
    <drawable name="solid_blue">#0000ff</drawable>
    <drawable name="solid_green">#f0f0</drawable>
</resources>

In the java api, they have thr following method to define rounded corners:

setCornerRadius(float radius)

Is there a way to set the rounded corners in the xml?

Answer

Use the <shape> tag to create a drawable in XML with rounded corners. (You can do other stuff with the shape tag like define a color gradient as well).

Here’s a copy of a XML file I’m using in one of my apps to create a drawable with a white background, black border and rounded corners:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"> 
    <solid android:color="#ffffffff"/>    
             
    <stroke android:width="3dp"
            android:color="#ff000000" />

    <padding android:left="1dp"
             android:top="1dp"
             android:right="1dp"
             android:bottom="1dp" /> 
             
    <corners android:radius="7dp" /> 
</shape>