Before You Begin

In this section, you’ll set up your computer for use with this book. The Android development tools are frequently updated. Before reading this section, check the book’s website

to see if we’ve posted an updated version.

Font and Naming Conventions

We use fonts to distinguish between on-screen components (such as menu names and menu items) and Java code or commands. Our convention is to show on-screen components in a sans-serif bold Helvetica font (for example, Project menu) and to show file names, Java code and commands in a sans-serif Lucida font (for example, the keyword public or class Activity). When specifying commands to select in menus, we use the > notation to indicate a menu ...

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