Android Compose – Set Height for Text

To set height for Text composable, in Android Jetpack Compose, assign modifier parameter of Text with Modifier companion object, where height() method is called on the Modifier. Pass required height value in the height() function call.

The following is a sample code snippet to set the heigth of Text composable.

import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.height
import androidx.compose.ui.Modifier
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.dp

Text(
	"Hello World",
	modifier = Modifier.height(90.dp)
)

Make sure to import height, Modifier and dp.

Example

Create an Android Application with Jetpack Compose as template, and modify MainActivity.kt as shown in the following.

In the following activity, the height of Text composable is set to 90dp.

MainActivity.kt

package com.example.myapplication

import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.activity.compose.setContent
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.Column
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.fillMaxWidth
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.height
import androidx.compose.material.Text
import androidx.compose.ui.Alignment
import androidx.compose.ui.Modifier
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.dp
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.sp
import com.example.myapplication.ui.theme.MyApplicationTheme

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContent {
            MyApplicationTheme {
                Column(
                    horizontalAlignment = Alignment.CenterHorizontally,
                    modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth()
                ) {
                    Text(
                        "Hello World! This is a sample text. This is a sample text. This is a sample text.",
                        fontSize = 30.sp,
                        modifier = Modifier.height(90.dp)
                    )
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

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Android Compose - Set Height for Text

Let us define two Text composables, with different height values, say 50dp and 80dp.

MainActivity.kt

package com.example.myapplication

import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.activity.compose.setContent
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.Column
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.Spacer
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.fillMaxWidth
import androidx.compose.foundation.layout.height
import androidx.compose.material.Text
import androidx.compose.ui.Alignment
import androidx.compose.ui.Modifier
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.dp
import androidx.compose.ui.unit.sp
import com.example.myapplication.ui.theme.MyApplicationTheme

class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContent {
            MyApplicationTheme {
                Column(
                    horizontalAlignment = Alignment.CenterHorizontally,
                    modifier = Modifier.fillMaxWidth()
                ) {
                    Text(
                        "Hello World! This is a sample text. This is a sample text. This is a sample text.",
                        fontSize = 25.sp,
                        modifier = Modifier.height(50.dp)
                    )
                    Spacer(modifier = Modifier.height(20.dp))
                    Text(
                        "Hello World! This is a sample text. This is a sample text. This is a sample text.",
                        fontSize = 25.sp,
                        modifier = Modifier.height(80.dp)
                    )
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

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Android Compose - Set Height for Text

Conclusion

In this Android Jetpack Compose Tutorial, we learned how to set height for Text composable in Android Project with Jetpack Compose.