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A drawable resource is a general concept for a graphic that can be drawn to the screen and which you can retrieve with APIs such as getDrawable(int) or apply to another XML resource with attributes such as android:drawable and android:icon. There are several different types...

Well good news for android users. Google announced the Google Chrome for its users and it's being made available immediately as a beta release for phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Browse fast on your Android smartphone or tablet, and bring your personalized Chrome...

Android provides two mechanisms that you can use to create simple animations: Tweened animation , in which you tell Android to perform a series of simple transformations (position, size, rotation, and so on) to the content of a View; and Frame-By-Frame animation, which loads a series...

Every Android device comes with a collection of standard fonts: Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. They were designed to be optimal for mobile displays, so these are the three fonts you will be working with most of the time and they can...

In this article, we take a look at how you can programmatically send and receive SMS messages in your Android applications. The good news for Android developers is that you don't need a real device to test out SMS messaging - the free Android emulator...

A View that displays web pages. This class is the basis upon which you can roll your own web browser or simply display some online content within your Activity. It uses the WebKit rendering engine to display web pages. In this demo, we get to view...

There are several UI components are exist. We will learn some basic components. Button Buttons can be pressed, or clicked, by the user to perform an action. we can create Button by writing following code: [sourcecode language="xml"] [/sourcecode] Attach listeners inside your activity “onCreate()” method to perform action, [sourcecode language="java"] ...

RatingBar In Android, you can use “android.widget.RatingBar” to display rating bar component in stars icon. The user is able to touch, drag or click on the stars to set the rating value easily. In this tutorial, we show you how to use XML to display a rating...

Android and JSON JSON is a very condense data exchange format. Android includes the json.org libraries which allow to work easily with JSON files. Remember that some URI's return a JSONObject object while others return a JSONArray. The following coding uses an URI which returns an JSONArray. We...