Android Essentials by Chris Haseman

By Chris Haseman

Android necessities is a no-frills, no-nonsense, code-centric run throughout the guts of program improvement on Google's cellular OS. This ebook makes use of the advance of a pattern software to paintings via issues, targeting giving builders the fundamental instruments and examples required to make achievable advertisement functions paintings. protecting the whole thing of the Android catalog in under one hundred fifty pages is just most unlikely. as an alternative, this ebook specializes in simply 4 major themes: the appliance existence cycle and OS integration, consumer interface, location-based prone, and networking.

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Since you’ve already been exposed to this a few times before, I’ll just drop in the code and let you sort it out yourself. info Recall the onCreate method within PrankActivity listed earlier. START_AUDIO_SERVICE"), null); Again, this should look familiar. The only difference between starting an activity and starting a service (aside from the different method call) is the ability to pass a bundle (essentially a map or hash table) of parameters along with the intent. That bundle will be passed to the onCreate method of the service.

Elements arrange themselves in a row or column notation based on the android:orientation parameter. info 43 Figure 3-1. info RelativeLayout Each child element is laid out in relation to other child elements. Relationships can be established so that children will start themselves where a previous child ends. Children can relate only to elements that are listed before them. So, build your dependency from the beginning of the XML file to the end. Note that IDs are required so that widgets can reference each other.

In later, more advanced examples, you’ll get more into other Android widgets. In the following example, I’ve taken pains to make sure you use little to none of the XML elements you relied on previously. It should give you a chance to get a good handle on non-XML layout, but keep in mind, practically, you’d have to be crazy to do all your user interface screens this way. The Main Menu Nearly all mobile applications, at least at the time of publication, begin with a graphical main menu. This graphical screen directs users to the various functionality of the mobile application.

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