How to programmatically combine text and image on a button in Android using Kotlin

In this android kotlin programming source code example, we are going to combine text and image on a button using Kotlin.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your Kotlin android project without reinventing the wheel.

Below is a step by step source code to combine text and image on a button in Kotlin.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".Button.ButtonActivity1">

    <androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatButton
        android:id="@+id/iconTextBtn"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@color/colorAccent"
        android:textColor="#ffffff"
        android:paddingStart="10dp"
        android:paddingEnd="10dp"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"/>

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>

MainActivity.kt

import android.content.Context
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import android.os.Bundle
import android.content.Intent
import android.graphics.drawable.Drawable
import androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatButton
import androidx.core.content.ContextCompat
import com.bluapp.kotlinview.R


class ButtonActivity1 : AppCompatActivity() {

    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_button1)
        val iconTextButton = findViewById<AppCompatButton>(R.id.iconTextBtn) as AppCompatButton
        iconTextButton.text = "YourText"
        val drawable = ContextCompat.getDrawable(this@ButtonActivity1, R.drawable.ic_video)
        iconTextButton.setCompoundDrawablesWithIntrinsicBounds(drawable, null, null, null)
    }

}

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