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…
In the previous article in this series we enabled the handling of connection and disconnection of external displays within our app, and also changed the theme which was applied to the Presentation that was displayed on the external display. In this concluding article in this series we’ll look at an alternate mechanism for detecting display…
In the previous article we got our app (which shows the characteristics of our displays) backwardly compatibile, but it still lacks the ability to handle connection and disconnection of an external display while the MainActivity is running. In this article we’ll add the ability to do precisely that.
In the previous article we got a Presentation working on a second display working, but we lost backward compatibility. In this article we’ll address that.
In the previous article we put together a simple utility which shows the display characteristics, and showed this working on various devices. However the main point of this series is to cover the use of multiple displays, os in this part we’ll begin looking at that functionality.
At the time of writing, Android 4.2 has just been released and this contains an interesting new feature which enables us to independently control multiple displays. In this series of articles we’ll look at the new APIs and see how we can control different displays independently.
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.
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.
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…
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.