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Fancy ListViews, Part Two

In our last episode, we saw how to create Android ListViews that contain more than just a simple list of strings. In particular, we saw the ultimate form of customization:

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Fancy ListViews, Part One

The classic Android ListView is a plain list of text — solid but uninspiring. This is the first in a series of posts where we will see how to create

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Inflation is a Good Thing

Before diving into the topic of creating fancy lists in Android, we need to take a short detour into some background material. If you have written activities for Android, you

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part Two

In our last episode, we discussed how the Android Intent systems functions, in effect, like a message bus, and how one can set up an IntentReceiver to serve as a

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part One

The message bus is a tried-and-true model in application development. Whether it is the humble Win32 message loop or full-fledged publish/subscribe message-oriented middleware solution, software components have long been publishing

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Handling Multiple Resource Sets, Part Two

In the last episode of “Building ‘Droids”, we covered how to handle a simple, one-criterion choice between two resource sets: whether we show English or Spanish strings. In that case,

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Handling Multiple Resource Sets, Part One

Welcome to the new “Building ‘Droids” section of AndroidGuys! This column looks at Android from the developer’s perspective, poking around dusty corners of the Android SDK, and showing how you