The “Values” Folder

This entry is part 48 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 48 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerWhile developing Android Applications, one inevitably comes across the Values folder. It is located in <workspace>-><application name>->res. It holds some very important and interesting resources which I am going to tell you about in this post. The strings.xml file is already present when […]

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Android development primer: Working with Sliding Drawers in Android – Part II

This entry is part 46 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 46 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerIn the first part, I showed you how to use a basic Sliding Drawer in Android. In this post I’ll show you how to make your Sliding Drawers fancier by changing the handle image when the Sliding Drawers is open and when it […]

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Context Menus is List View using Simple Cursor Adapter

This entry is part 39 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 39 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerYou have already seen how Context Menus work with ArrayAdapter. In case of SimpleCursorAdapter there are a few methods that can be used in order to retrieve the data about the item that is being clicked. This process is a bit different from the […]

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List View using SimpleCursorAdapter – Part I

This entry is part 37 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 37 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerTill now we have been populating our List View with a predefined String array using the ArrayAdapter class of Java. Practically, a predefined array is hardly, if ever, used. Most of the times you would want to populate the List View using the […]

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Adding Long Click functionality in List View – Context Menus Clicks

This entry is part 36 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 36 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerNow that we are familiar with long clicks and Context Menus that are triggered by them, we must understand that Context Menus are but a kind of menu and just like any other type of menu, their items too are clickable. In fact, […]

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Adding Long Click functionality in List View – Context Menus

This entry is part 35 of 50 in the series Android Development Primer

This entry is part 35 of 50 in the series Android Development PrimerAs we saw in the last post, we can easily handle clicks on the list items. However, often times in our applications we would like to have separate genres of options on the click of the the list items if possible. This is […]

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