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Showing posts with label XML Layouts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label XML Layouts. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Getting Started with XML Layouts in Android SDK

This tutorial will teach you the fundamentals of building Android interface layouts with XML. Read on!

When you're getting started with developing Android apps using Eclipse and the ADT plugin, Eclipse's powerful graphical layout editor is a great place to start visually designing your user interface. However, this "what you see is what you get" approach has its limitations, and at some point you'll need to switch to XML.

One of the major benefits of declaring your UI in XML is the ability to keep the UI and the behavior of your app separate, giving you the freedom to tweak your app's presentation without disrupting its underlying functionality.

In this article, I'll show you how to design a basic XML layout from scratch, including defining the root element, specifying height and width parameters, and adding some basic UI elements. Finally, I'll use this basic layout to demonstrate some advanced XML options, such as allocating different amounts of space to different objects, and getting started with string resources.


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Android, Android Development, Android Resources, Android Samples,Mobile Development Tutorials,Mobile Developments,XML Layouts,Android SDK
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