I decided to create an “irregularly shaped” and small arrow image to be used as a button. The problem was, when I set it as a background image, the hit area only reported when the actual image was being hit. The quick fix is to use a drawable inset to create a bounding box around [...]
I thought I would share this quick tip I just cooked up. To create a drop shadow below a layout component, you can add a “view” of the same width immediately below that component and set the background of that view to a drawable xml file containing a gradient. Here is an example layout file [...]
This example puts a couple of TextViews into a LinearLayout. The combination of components is then treated as one component with the added functionality of programmatically changing the text of the two TextViews.
The ListView is given very little documentation at Android.com. I thought I could explain a little further how a ListActivity class functions. This is a simple example and I may decide to create a more advanced tutorial on this topic in the future. So let’s get to coding.