Android User Interface made easy

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Android User Interface made easy
By Clive Sargeant
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Android User Interface made easy is ideal for beginners as it not only covers the User
Interface in detail, but also includes 34 tutorials with line by line commentary: The areas
covered are:
User Interface - a brief overview of the User Interface introducing the key components;
Views, ViewGroups, Layouts, UI Events, Menus, Adapters, Styles and Themes.
Declaring layouts - the layout defines the arrangement of the elements on the screen. It also
contains all these elements. We cover layouts here in more detail, explaining how to create a
layout file and how to use it in your application.
Creating menus - Android uses Option and Context menus. We cover both in detail using a
tutorial.
Creating dialogs - dialogs are the small windows appearing in front of your application
screen from time to time, usually requesting some sort of action from you in connection
with the application. We cover dialogs in detail here and include tutorials for the following:
Alert Dialog, DatePicker Dialog, TimePicker Dialog, Custom Dialog, Progress Dialog,
Progress Bar Dialog and the SeekBar Dialog.
Handling User Interface events - this section covers how the application responds to the
user touching the screen, clicking buttons and entering text. It includes an Event Listener
tutorial.
Notifying the user - sometimes the system needs to notify the user about something
concerning the application. It does so in three ways, through a Dialog, which we have
mentioned and through Toast messages and Status Bar Notifications. We cover the latter
two here in detail and include a Toast tutorial and a Status Bar Notifications tutorial.
Applying Styles and Themes - Styles and Themes determine the look of your application,
the size, shape and color of the elements. We cover both here in detail and include a Style
tutorial as well as a Theme tutorial.
Creating reusable components - Android allows you to reuse components that you create.
Here we cover how to reuse your layouts with include, merge and ViewStub. We work
through tutorials for each of these. We also cover building Custom Components and include
tutorials for: Modifying an existing view, Compound Components and fully Customized
Components.
Binding data with adapterview - the adapterview's role is to fill the view with data and then
to deal with the user's selection afterwards. We cover this in detail using tutorials for the
Spinner, ListView and GridView.
Common layout objects - here we cover the layouts in detail and include tutorials for the
following: FrameLayout, LinearLayout, TableLayout, RelativeLayout, SlidingDrawer
layout, Gallery, GridView, ListView, ScrollView, Spinner, Tab, ImageSwitcher,
TextSwitcher and ViewFlipper.
Widgets - widgets are view objects that allow the user to interact with the application. We
cover widgets in detail here and include a tutorial.
Appendix - here we briefly define terms such as: RemoteViews, Intents, Application
Components, Threads, Runnable, Handler, Adapters, Context, Constructors and Services.
We also include brief tutorials on: Creating a new project in Eclipse, Working with layout
files in Eclipse, Working with Strings and Working with Dimensions.
Android User Interface made easy covers all aspects of the user interface so after working
through the tutorials you will confidently be able to develop good looking, functional
Android applications.
Learn how to effectively use Layouts, Styles and Themes, Menus, Dialogs, Custom
components and much, much more by working through the 34 tutorials. Includes over 150
color images.
All project files can be downloaded from www.101apps.co.za
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online shopping has resulted in the emergence of innumerable online shopping stores
offering a wide range of products to customers. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of
these stores in detail.Online shopping is a latest form of shopping that allows individuals to
purchase products or services directly from a seller over the internet. In this busy world,
where everybody is so much involved with his or her routine work, it becomes very difficult
to take out time for shopping. Thus, the advent of online shopping has proved a boon for
the individuals as they can now easily shop for their favourite product just by sitting at
home. Be it a product of daily use, clothes, shoes, any electronic product or even movie
tickets, almost everything is available online to save individuals from the hassle of searching
from shop to shop. Increased interest in online shopping has resulted in the emergence of a
number of online shopping stores offering a wide range of products to customers. Shopping
for your favourite product via an online store can prove very beneficial. Let us discuss some
of the prominent benefits of Online shopping store in detail. These include:Hassle-free
shopping : This is the first and the foremost benefit offered by online shopping stores. Gone
are the days when individuals were required to wait in queue for purchasing products of
daily use. With the emergence of online stores, the process has become easy and convenient.
Shopping for a product from home saves a person from a number of troubles including long
traffic jams, weather elements, etc. Moreover, they are also saved from the trouble of
carrying heavy shopping bags. Exciting discounts on products : Everybody loves discounts
on products. Purchasing a product online can enable customers enjoy exciting discounts on
various brands which they might not get while purchasing the same product via a shop.
Saves time : Time holds an important place in our lives. Shopping for a product online
means you are saving your precious time that can be utilized in some other important work.
Easy access to deals : During festive seasons, most of the online stores announce exciting
deals and offers to entice more and more customers. These deals can prove extremely
beneficial for the users as they can enjoy huge discounts and free gifts as a part of these
deals. Thus, it becomes clear from the above discussion that online shopping stores have
been playing an increasingly important role in our lives. Just a simple click of mouse can
bring the product of your choice at your doorstep.Resource : Mitchel Stark says Top End
Electronics is the best electronic store in Australia providing customers with a wide range
of electronics like laptops, camera, mobile phones, notebooks, etc. All the products available
at the Online shopping store are priced keeping in mind the budget of customers.
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