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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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11. Appealing with Style

One aspect of Android application development that is frequently overlooked is styles and themes. With a little bit of effort, the most boring-looking application can be transformed by applying styles and themes. Understanding how styles and themes work is important because it is easy to make them overly complex when they are actually fairly simple. In this chapter, you will learn how to make use of colors, styles, and themes. An example will be presented showing the default Android styling applied to a basic layout followed by the application of color styles and themes to that same layout. You will see how performing a few actions could change the entire feel of your application, and by the end of the chapter, you should ...

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