9. Developing the Help and Scores Screens

In this chapter, you implement two more screens of the Have You Read That? application: the help and scores screens. You begin by implementing the help screen using a TextView control with text supplied from a text file, which allows you to explore some of the file support classes of the Android SDK. Next, you design and implement the scores screen. With its more complicated requirements, the scores screen is ideal for trying out the tab set control called TabHost. Finally, you test the scores screen by parsing XML score data.

Designing the Help Screen

The help screen requirements are straightforward: This screen must display a large quantity of text and should have scrolling capabilities. Figure 9.1 ...

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