android need scrollview inside a tablelayout to span over multiple columns

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http://stackoverflow.com – CHALLENGE!! ok so what i need is a row of components at the top, right below it is a scrollview with multiple rows, each row added dynamically with components that align with the components outside the scrollview. and right below the scrollview is another row of components that also align with the things above, or to say they're all in the same columns. Here's what i've tried so far: if i put the whole thing all in one tablelayout, the scrollview only takes up one column, so nothing outside of the scrollview aligns with whats inside it, and messing with the layout_width it will push the other (HowTos)