7. Exploring User Interface Screen Elements

Most Android applications inevitably need some form of user interface. In this chapter, we discuss the user interface elements available within the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Some of these elements display information to the user, whereas others gather information from the user.

You learn how to use a variety of different components and controls to build a screen and how your application can listen for various actions performed by the user. Finally, you learn how to style controls and apply themes to entire screens.

Introducing Android Views and Layouts

Before we go any further, we need to define a few terms. This gives you a better understanding of certain capabilities provided by the ...

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