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Introducing Android™ Development with Ice Cream Sandwich: Developer’s Library by Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder

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2. Exploring User Interface Screen Elements

Most Android applications inevitably need some form of user interface. This chapter discusses the user interface elements available within the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Some of these elements display information to the user, whereas others are input controls that you can use to gather information from the user. In this chapter, you learn how to use a variety of common user interface controls to build different types of screens.

Introducing Android Views and Layouts

Before going further, you need to learn a few terms. This gives you a better understanding of certain capabilities provided by the Android SDK before they are fully introduced. First, consider the View and what it is to the ...

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