Android Graphics issue for seekbar background

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http://stackoverflow.com – So I have this image set as the background of a seekbar. On different screens, the image gets skewed so much that it is quite horrible. I tried doing a 9 patch, but obviously there are several regions I would like to scale so 9 patch wasnt the best option. What I would like to acheive is, have the background stretched and leave the numbers proportional. The numbers tend to eith stretch too much or shrink too much. Any help is appreciated. Thanks (HowTos)