Bug 5814 - RelativeLayout layout_toLeftOf and other layout_to*Of members cannot reference resource IDs.
Summary: RelativeLayout layout_toLeftOf and other layout_to*Of members cannot referenc...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Designer ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: 6.1 (C7)
Assignee: Stephen Shaw
: 31708 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-06-22 04:32 UTC by Atsushi Eno
Modified: 2016-02-04 16:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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2012-06-22 04:32 UTC, Atsushi Eno

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Description Atsushi Eno 2012-06-22 04:32:33 UTC
Created attachment 2102 [details]
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On layout attributes for RelativeLayout such as layout_toLeftOf, we'd like to select a layout resource ID for the actual objects such as (@+id/)myButton. But the property value selector dialog does not let me select my controls, only to show some Drawables such as the app icon or framework resources.

Sample sshot attached for clarification.
Comment 1 Lluis Sanchez 2012-07-19 06:36:56 UTC
You can use the alignment handles for this.
Comment 2 t9mike 2012-10-04 09:55:59 UTC
I find the alignment handles challenging to use for my layouts and also would like to see the "search" icon bring up a list of resource IDs. I resort to typing in IDs while looking at my document outline.
Comment 3 t9mike 2013-04-27 15:19:50 UTC
Can we get this prioritized higher. I bet this is a common issue for folks using the designer. Especially when you have converted a layout container to RelativeLayout: all your children will be clumped together and you won't be able to use the "handles." I am constantly having to edit AXML by hand.
Comment 4 Stephen Shaw 2016-01-28 18:14:12 UTC
*** Bug 31708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Stephen Shaw 2016-02-04 16:58:30 UTC
Fixed in master 750e79903af4b282e33f3da300b7409062a568f8