Chapter 3. Developing with Specialized Android Widgets

Along with the many generic widgets such as buttons, text fields, and checkboxes, Android also includes a variety of more specialized widgets. While a button is fairly generic, and has use in many situations, a gallery-widget for example, is far more targeted. In this chapter we will start looking at the more specialized Android widgets, where they appear, and how best they can be used.

Although these are very specialized View classes, they are very important. As mentioned earlier (and it really can't be stressed enough) one of the cornerstones of good user interface design is consistency. An example is the DatePicker widget. It's certainly not the prettiest date-selector in the world. It's ...

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