Android development primer: Creating Alert Dialogs in Android

This entry is part 13 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 13 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerIn Android devices, probably the thing that we come across most frequently is Alert Dialog Boxes. If you are not familiar with an Alert Dialog Box, here’s what it looks like on an Eclair emulator. You should know that the Dialog’s title, text […]

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Android development primer: Know the AndroidManifest.xml

This entry is part 12 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 12 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerEnough programming. Let’s take a break and look into one of the vital components of any Android application, the AndroidManifest.xml file. Every Android application must have an AndroidManifest.xml file with that exact name, in its root directory. It provides the Android system important information about […]

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Android development primer: Creating Options Menu in Android – Part IV

This entry is part 11 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 11 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerThis is the last post in the  Creating Options Menu in Android section. I told you in the first post of this section, that the Options Menu layout can also be created using  XML. In this post I am going to show you how. I […]

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Android development primer: Creating Options Menu in Android – Part II

This entry is part 9 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 9 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerIn the previous post, I showed you how to create a basic Options Menu in Android activity. Sometimes, a situation may arise that you need to change the menu item text or icon or anything else depending on a condition. In other words, […]

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Android development primer: Creating Options Menu in Android – Part I

This entry is part 8 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 8 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerWe can have Options Menu in Android activities. Options Menu is the one that appears when the Menu button on the device is pressed. Many applications do nothing on the press of the button. These applications do not have an Options Menu configured. […]

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Android development primer: Multiple Screen Support for Android, using Intents

This entry is part 6 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 6 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerWe saw that on creating an Android Application Project, a skeleton “Hello World” application is created. The “Hello World” module is always the first step to learning anything. I’m sure you did a Hello World program when you were learning your first programming […]

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Android development primer: Layout elements in Android

This entry is part 5 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 5 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerI’m sure when you look at the Graphical Layout of any xml file in Android, what catches your attention more than the layout itself is the long list of elements on the left, called Palette. Well, here’s a list of a few frequently used Layout […]

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Android development primer: Creating your first Android Application

This entry is part 4 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 4 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerSo now that you have a little idea what Android is all about, we will create our very first Android Project. Launch Eclipse IDE. Navigate to File->New->Android Application Project. The “New Android Application” dialog comes to the front. Depending on the version of Eclipse […]

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