Expert Android by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

By Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

From the prime writer of Android books, Apress’ specialist Android grants complicated ideas for customizing perspectives, controls, and layouts. You’ll learn how to enhance apps in checklist time utilizing JSON, complex shape Processing, and the BaaS (Backend As A carrier) platform Parse. The booklet additionally comprises broad assurance on OpenGL, seek, and Telephony. With those complicated and time saving applied sciences you’ll manage to free up compelling cellular purposes in Google Play and the Amazon Appstore at a quick pace.

In specialist Android, you’ll study to:
* Borrow, reuse, or construct customized Android UI components
* Create 3D reports utilizing OpenGL ES 2.0
* Write collaborative functions within the Parse cloud and converse along with your app person neighborhood via Parse Push Technology
* decrease the time-to-market whereas developing rock stable apps for a number of devices

Whether you're anyone or company developer, in professional Android you’ll locate the complex thoughts and practices to take your cellular apps to the subsequent point. whatever the Android free up, this publication serves as your definitive, capstone reference in your Apress Android event.

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Creating the Layout file for the Compound Control Listing 2-2 shows the layout file required to produce the layout for the DurationControl as shown in Figure 2-1. As illustrated in Figure 2-1, this listing has (a) the two text views that show the selected date values, and (b) the two buttons that invoke the date picker dialogs. We used two inner LinearLayouts to accomplish the DurationControl view, as in Figure 2-1. Perhaps you can get innovative and use a single RelativeLayout to accomplish or arrive at the layout in Figure 2-1.

Xml for DurationControl The custom attribute durationUnits indicates whether you want the custom control to return duration in days or weeks. ) Once you have the custom attribute defined, Listing 2-18 shows how you read this attribute in the constructor of the DurationControl. 52 CHAPTER 2: Exploring Compound Controls Listing 2-18.

You do the same for dispatchRestoreInstanceState, as shown in Listing 2-14. Listing 2-14. dispatchThawSelfOnly(container); } By overriding these two methods (Listings 2-13 and 2-14), you have supperessed the child state management. We now show you the code for onSaveInstanceState and onRestoreInstanceState on our DurationControl, which is responsible for managing the state of its four children: the two text views and the two buttons. Of course, the buttons don’t have a state, but the two text views do.

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