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Beginning Android 2 by Mark L. Murphy

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Chapter 9

Employing Fancy Widgets and Containers

The widgets and containers covered so far are not only found in many GUI toolkits (in one form or fashion), but also are widely used in building GUI applications—whether web-based, desktop, or mobile. The widgets and containers described in this chapter are a little less widely used, though you will likely find many to be quite useful.

Pick and Choose

With limited-input devices like phones, having widgets and dialogs that are aware of the type of stuff someone is supposed to be entering is very helpful. These elements minimize keystrokes and screen taps, as well as reduce the chance of making some sort of error (e.g., entering a letter somewhere only numbers are expected).

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