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Fancy ListViews Redux: 0.9 SDK and RatingBar

You may remember way back when (e.g., July 2008) when Building ‘Droids featured a six-post series on creating fancy ListView implementations, culminating in a CheckListView widget that could be used

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Fancy ListViews, Part Six: Custom Widget

In this, the last and longest of our Fancy ListView posts, we’ll cover what it takes to wrap up the logic from the ChecklistDemo from a previous post and turn

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Fancy ListViews, Part Four

In our last episode, we took a closer look at the ViewHolder/ViewWrapper pattern for making ListViews that much more efficient to render. Today, we switch gears, and take a look

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Fancy ListViews, Part Three

In our last episode, we saw how we could save processing time — and, hence, battery life — by recycling existing row views in our fancy lists, simply by checking

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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