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Created by freyo on September 29, 2011 16:01:31    Last update: September 29, 2011 16:09:37
With standalone broadcast receiver AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Java code: package; import... Register listener inside Activity programmatically AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Java code: package; import... Register/unregister broadcast receiver in onResume / onPause works because the connectivity change broadcast is sticky . I intentionally used two registerReceiver calls in onResume to demonstrate this - onReceive will be called once for each registration.
Created by freyo on May 13, 2011 15:45:29    Last update: September 20, 2011 08:08:12
This is an Android app that dumps any binarized xml file as plain text - to the sdcard on the device or emulator. build.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... AndroidManifest.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <man... res/layout/main.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Lin... res/values/strings.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <res... src/com/android/xmltool/ package; import java.ut... Screenshot Pre-built APK can be downloaded from:
Created by freyo on May 17, 2011 11:13:17    Last update: May 17, 2011 11:13:17
This is an odd-ball content provider in that it doesn't provide database records, but provides a resource as a stream. It can be used to provide media files or XML resources. Start the project with: tools/android create project --package Create assets directory and add an XML file ( assets/demo.xml ): <? xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <people... Edit the layout ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Edit src/com/android/cptest/ : package; import Add content provider ( src/com/android/cptest/ ): package; import Update AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Add this section to the end of build.xml : <target name="-package-resources"> <ech... Build and install: ant install Screenshot: Remove the Dummy activity ( AndroidManifest.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Create a new project for...
Created by freyo on May 09, 2011 14:15:01    Last update: May 09, 2011 14:17:22
In short, use the PackageManager class to get the PackageInfo : PackageInfo pkgInfo = getPackageManager().getP... To build an APK, make these changes to the greetings app : Change the layout to ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Change the string values ( res/values/strings.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Update AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Create a new Java class src/com/android/appinfo/ : package; import android... Edit build.xml , change project name to "AppInfo": <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... Install to emulator: ant install Screenshot:
Created by freyo on May 05, 2011 09:00:36    Last update: May 05, 2011 09:07:27
This example uses an Intent with Uri scheme tel: to invoke the phone dialer. Create a new project with: $ ~/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/android create proj... Update the layout res/layout/main.xml to add a text field and a button: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Update the Java class src/com/android/intenttest/ to handle button click and start the built-in phone dialer with Intent : package; import andr... Update AndroidManifest.xml to add CALL_PHONE permission: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Install to the emulator and test: ant install The phone dialer will be invoked when you click the "Call" button. So how did this happen? The CallPhone activity creates an Intent with action Intent.ACTION_CALL and Uri tel:<a number> and sends it off to Android. Android starts the activity because the intent matches the...
Created by freyo on April 12, 2011 15:13:32    Last update: May 03, 2011 15:20:55
Create new project $ tools/android create project \ > --package co... Edit res/values/string.xml , add strings for the main screen. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Add widgets to main layout ( res/layout/main.xml ). <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Edit src/com/android/apkinfo/ and change contents to: package; import android... Install the debug package to the emulator: ant install The screen should look like: Add display permissions activity. Start by creating a new layout res/layout/display_permissions.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... Add the strings used by the new Activity ( res/values/strings.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Add the Display Permissions Activity ( src/com/android/apkinfo/ ): package; import android... Change src/com/android/apkinfo/ to invoke the Display Permissions Activity: package; import android... Declare Display Permissions Activity in AndroidManifest.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes......
Created by freyo on April 18, 2011 15:08:21    Last update: April 18, 2011 15:12:20
Generate android project $ ~/android-sdk-linux_86/tools/android create proj... Create XML file res/xml/books.xml : <?xml version="1.0"?> <catalog> <book id=... Edit layout ( res/layout/main.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Lin... Edit code ( src/com/android/xmlres/ ): package; import Change activity label from app_name to booklist ( AndroidManifest.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <manifes... Add value for string resource ( res/values/string.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Deploy and test: ant install