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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/DumpXml.java package com.android.xmltool; import java.ut... Screenshot Pre-built APK can be downloaded from: http://code.google.com/p/android-binxml-dump/
Created by freyo on April 01, 2011 14:29:25    Last update: June 29, 2011 13:58:27
Start the emulator ( create an AVD if none exists) $ tools/emulator -avd Simple8 Create new project $ tools/android create project \ > --package co... where " --target 2 " identifies the target platform as displayed by " tools/android list targets ", which is stored in the properties file default.properties in the project root folder. cd HelloWorld and install debug package onto the running emulator: $ ant install Buildfile: build.xml [set... Launch the Hello World application on the emulator. You'll see something like this: Edit res/values/string.xml , change the contents to: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resourc... Edit res/layout/main.xml , change the contents to: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearL... The contents of the text area now refer to a string defined in the resource file strings.xml , instead...
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 com.android... 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/Dummy.java : package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... Add content provider ( src/com/android/cptest/XmlResource.java ): package com.android.cptest; import java.io.... 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 11, 2011 12:30:45    Last update: May 11, 2011 12:32:06
Android application builds use Xpath to query AndroidManifest.xml attributes. This is a simple build.xml to demo how it is set up: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project...
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/CallPhone.java to handle button click and start the built-in phone dialer with Intent : package com.android.intenttest; 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 com.android.phone.OutgoingCallBroadcaster 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/GetAPKPermissions.java and change contents to: package com.android.apkinfo; 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/DisplayPermissions.java ): package com.android.apkinfo; import android... Change src/com/android/apkinfo/GetAPKPermissions.java to invoke the Display Permissions Activity: package com.android.apkinfo; 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/XMLResource.java ): package com.android.xmlres; import java.io.... 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