4. Basic Views
The most basic element of Android user interfaces is the
View class. A view represents an area of the screen. Buttons, lists, webpages, and even empty spaces are represented by views. Android contains a rich array of pre-built
View classes that provide much of the functionality you will need. When the built-in views aren’t enough, it’s possible to create special views that are just right for your application. In this chapter, you will learn about the basic view types you can use to build your layout, discover how to load and display images, and explore the more advanced views available in Android:
Creating a Basic Form
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