Archive for November, 2012

ViewPager Redux – Part 3

Friday, November 30th, 2012

In the previous article we got a basic implementation of the PageTabStrip working with our ViewPager. In this article we’ll look at applying some styles to it.
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ViewPager Redux – Part 2

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

In the previous article we revisited the ViewPager code from an earlier series, and brought it up-to-date to use the latest version of Jake Wharton’s ViewPagerIndicator library. In this article we’ll look at an alternative to Jake’s library.
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ViewPager Redux – Part 1

Friday, November 16th, 2012

In September 2011 I began a series on Styling Android about ViewPager and Jake Wharton’s ViewPagerIndicator library. This proved to be a very popular series, but the comments on those articles show that there has been some changes in Jake’s library which means that the code in the original articles no longer works with the latest version of the library. In this series we’ll revisit ViewPager and ViewPagerIndicator, get the old example code working with the latest version of the library, and also look at some alternatives.
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Pull to Refresh – Part 2

Friday, November 9th, 2012

In the previous article we started wiring up Chris Banes’ excellent Pull to Refresh library. We have got the “pull” part working, but it does not yet perform the “refresh” part of the process. In this article we’ll continue wiring things up, and also look at how we can customise things a little.
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Pull to Refresh – Part 1

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

On 26th October 2012 I made a presentation about Android Layouts at DroidCon in London. While I was there I took in a great talk by Scott Alexander-Bown titled entitled “Write Less / Do More” in which Scott spoke about some third-party libraries for Android. One of these is Chris Banes‘ Pull-to-Refresh library, and in this article we’ll take a look at this library and see how simple it is to incorporate this in to your app.
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