How to Center SearchView in Android ActionBar

In this android programming source code example, we are going to explore how to center searchview in android actionbar.

Below is a step by step source code to center searchview in android actionbar.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:focusable="true"
    android:focusableInTouchMode="true">

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.support.v7.app.ActionBar;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;

import com.bluapp.androidview.R;

public class SearchViewActivity7 extends AppCompatActivity {

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_search_view7);

        ActionBar actionBar = getSupportActionBar();
        actionBar.setDisplayOptions(ActionBar.DISPLAY_SHOW_CUSTOM);
        actionBar.setDisplayShowHomeEnabled(true);
        actionBar.setCustomView(R.layout.custom_search_view7);
    }
}

custom_search_view7.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:focusable="true"
    android:focusableInTouchMode="true">

    <android.support.v7.widget.SearchView
        android:id="@+id/search"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        app:iconifiedByDefault="false"/>

</RelativeLayout>

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