Chapter     8

Android UI Design: Using Advanced ViewGroup Layout Containers

The Android OS includes a number of ViewGroup subclasses that make advanced user interface layout design available to all Android developers, and fortunately this also includes the “Absolute Beginner!” This is precisely why I’m including this chapter in the book, and only halfway through the book, at that! To be able to implement advanced user interface layouts right “out of the box” is a testament to the quality and reach of the Android API.

One of the ways that I am “refreshing” this Android Apps for Absolute Beginners title in its third edition is the incorporation of many of the changes that have taken place with the Android 4.x versions and in the Android 5.x versions. ...

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