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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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What do views do anyway?

How should you decide that views are too complex and you should use a surface? As a simple example, we'll look at how views are drawn to the screen. It will help us see a little more into what views do behind the scenes, and go some way to explain why views are better for form data and why surfaces are fast.

We will take a look at a slightly modified version of the Hello World application that the Eclipse ADT plugin generates for you, automatically. I recommend that you use Eclipse, because it provides you with an integrated suite of debugging tools, and because it helps you navigate your code easily.

When you have a complex form, the routines we will see being called in the example would be triggered a lot, and for many ...

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