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Created by lokf on January 13, 2012 14:10:42    Last update: January 13, 2012 14:10:42
For some reason I don't know writing to files in Android is very complicated and tedious. Here is some code for those who might need it. Apps should write in the SD in the directory /Android/data/package_name/files/ so that it is deleted with the app uninstall. package randomname; import java.io.BufferedOutputStream; import java.io.File; import java.io.FileInputStream; import java.io.FileNotFoundException; import java.io.FileOutputStream; import java.io.FileWriter; import java.io.IOException; import java.io.OutputStream; import java.io.OutputStreamWriter; import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import android.content.Context; import android.os.Environment; import android.util.Log; public class FileIOLibrary { String packageName; boolean mExternalStorageAvailable = false; boolean mExternalStorageWriteable = false; FileIOLibrary(String packageNamep) { this.packageName=packageNamep; } public boolean isExternalStorageAvailable() { updateExternalStorageState(); return mExternalStorageAvailable; } public boolean isExternalStorageWritable() { updateExternalStorageState(); return mExternalStorageWriteable; } /** * writes the current state of SD card to the corresponding variables */ void updateExternalStorageState() {...
Created by Fang on December 06, 2011 19:03:25    Last update: December 07, 2011 08:54:11
Our custom tag, as implemented in the previous note , is broken when a template is used. Create a template file ( home-template.xhtml ): <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Stric... and a test page that uses it ( home.xhtml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <ui:comp... Then request the page with URL: http://localhost:8080/facelet-demo/home.jsf?name=Jack . You'll find that our hello tag works inside ui:repeat but fails to get the value defined by ui:param ! What's the problem? Our hello tag implementation evaluated the EL with the wrong EL context! This is the corrected implementation: package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep...
Created by Fang on November 03, 2011 19:47:38    Last update: November 08, 2011 20:24:47
This is a step-by-step example to create a really simple facelet taglib (in JSF 2 with Maven). Create a simple Maven project with: mvn archetype:create -DgroupId=com.example -Dartif... Three files are created as a result: pom.xml src/main/java/com/example/App.java src/test/java/com/example/AppTest.java This project should be able to build with: mvn package Add facelet API dependencies to pom.xml : <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.... The compiler plugin section is optional. Remove src/main/java/com/example/App.java , create a new Java class as the facelet Tag Handler ( HelloTagHandler.java ): package com.example; import java.io.IOExcep... This tag handler simply prints a "Hello" message. Create facelet tag declaration file src/main/resources/META-INF/hello.taglib.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <facelet... Build the JAR with mvn clean package Optionally, install it to the local repository: mvn install To use the taglib, simply drop the...
Created by Fang on October 28, 2011 13:49:40    Last update: October 30, 2011 19:23:25
This is a simple example to demonstrate the templating power of JSF facelets. If you've used struts tiles before, you'll recognize the simplicity of templating with facelets. I've stripped out everything else except the pages themselves, just to put our focus on facelets. This is a Maven based project, and you need Tomcat (or any servlet container) to run the resulting webapp. To begin with this is the list of files: ./pom.xml ./src/main/webapp/home.xhtml ./src... I left faces-config.xml in there for completeness sake, it may not be needed. The Maven POM ( pom.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project... Web app configuration ( WEB-INF/web.xml ): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-app... Empty WEB-INF/faces-config.xml : <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- Thi... index.jsp is simply a redirect to home.jsf : <% response.sendRedirect("home.jsf"); %>...
Created by freyo on September 07, 2011 16:46:14    Last update: September 07, 2011 19:23:00
The Android unit test framework is based on JUnit 3 , not JUnit 4. Test cases have to extend junit.framework.TestCase or a subclass (such as android.test.InstrumentationTestCase ). Tests are identified by public methods whose name starts with test , not methods annotated with @Test (as in JUnit 4). An Android test suite is packaged as an APK, just like the application being tested. To create a test package, first you need to identify the application package it is testing. Google suggests to put the test package source in a directory named tests/ alongside the src/ directory of the main application. At runtime, Android instrumentation loads both the test package and the application under test into the same process. Therefore, the tests can invoke methods on...
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 09, 2011 11:55:27    Last update: May 09, 2011 11:55:27
Reading from or writing to sdcard isn't any different from normal Java io operations. Just use Java io to open the file then read from or write to it. Android does provide some utility methods to lookup directories under the sdcard. Examples: // import android.os.environment File extDi... Example logcat output: D/Test ( 1353): External storage dir from Envi... To write to sdcard: try { FileWriter out = new FileWriter(new F...
Created by freyo on April 15, 2011 09:00:54    Last update: April 15, 2011 09:00:54
Sample code for writing to a file in the internal storage. There are three steps: Open the file with Context.openFileOutput , which returns java.io.FileOutputStream . Write to the file. Close the file. import java.io.*; import android.content.Contex... The second parameter to openFileOutput is the operating mode. Available values are: Context.MODE_PRIVATE Context.MODE_APPEND Context.MODE_WORLD_READABLE Context.MODE_WORLD_WRITEABLE The file is saved in /data/data/<package_name>/files .
Created by alfa on April 08, 2011 12:33:08    Last update: April 08, 2011 12:33:08
This example captures the screen of the current Java application window, instead of the full screen. import java.io.*; import java.awt.*; import ...
Created by alfa on April 08, 2011 11:05:24    Last update: April 08, 2011 11:05:24
Key points: Use java.awt.Robot to capture a screen region as java.awt.image.BufferedImage . Use javax.imageio.ImageIO to write image out to a file. import java.awt.AWTException; import java.awt.R...
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