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How to change position of MyLocationButton on new Map API v2? Explained

When an app use map and design some layout on this map (TextView, Button or image), developer needs to change position of default buttons of map view. (MyLocationButton, ZoomControl or compass...) As far as i know, there are two possible way for changing position of myLocationButton's position.

1- * - Disable it
    * - Create new button programmatically
    * - Add animateCamera(toCurrentLocation) to onClickListener of this button
    * - And place it wherever you want

But if you don't want to write all that there is a hack for that.

2 - * - findViewById() of hardcoded button with;
ZoomControl id = 0x1
MyLocation button id = 0x2
     * - And do whatever you want:
// Find map fragment
SupportMapFragment mapFragment = (SupportMapFragment) getSupportFragmentManager().findFragmentById(;

// Find myLocationButton view
View myLocationButton = mapFragment.getView().findViewById(0x2);

if (myLocationButton != null && myLocationButton.getLayoutParams() instanceof RelativeLayout.LayoutParams) {
   // ZoomControl is inside of RelativeLayout
   RelativeLayout.LayoutParams params = (RelativeLayout.LayoutParams) myLocationButton.getLayoutParams();
   // Align it to - parent BOTTOM|LEFT
   params.addRule(RelativeLayout.ALIGN_PARENT_RIGHT, 0);
   params.addRule(RelativeLayout.ALIGN_PARENT_TOP, 0);

   // Update margins, set to 10dp
   final int margin = (int) TypedValue.applyDimension(TypedValue.COMPLEX_UNIT_DIP, 10,
   params.setMargins(margin, margin, margin, margin);
But this is not a good solution but it works for me. On the otherhand it can be change every new build of google play service. Do a lot of test before implement this.
I hope this works for you.

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