Archive for the ‘GridLayout’ Category

Gradle Build – Part 6

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Previously in this series we’ve looked at various aspects of the Android Gradle build system and how we can adapt things in various ways. But what about if we want to convert our existing projects to use the Gradle build system? In this article we’ll do precisely that.

GridLayout – Revisited

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Back in November 2011 I posted a two part series to Styling Android which covered GridLayout which was introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich (API 14). In those articles, I have mentioned that there were hints from Google’s Dianne Hackbourn that it would be released as a compatibility library project, and it has been. However, there are some tweaks required to get it working with the code from the previous articles, so in this article we’ll look at how to convert the code from the earlier articles to use the compatibility library implementation of GridLayout.

GridLayout – Part 2

Friday, November 18th, 2011

In the previous article we started looking at the new layout in Ice Cream Sandwich: GridLayout. In this article we’ll continue that by looking at how to make cells span multiple row or columns.

GridLayout – Part 1

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In a recent series of articles, we covered he basic layout types supported by Android. Since those articles were written Google have released the Android 4.0 SDK and there is a new addition: GridLayout. In this series of articles we’ll have a look at GridLayout and explore the way it works to get a feel for how to use it effectively.