Chapter    3

Building Basic User Interfaces and Using Controls

The previous chapter gave you a crash course in some of the UI elements available in Android, and how to put them together quickly to create the calculator application. While that was fun, we hope you started thinking about what other UI widgets are available in Android, over and above the TextView, EditText, and Button controls introduced in Chapter 2.

In this chapter, we are going to discuss user interfaces and controls in detail. We will begin by discussing the general philosophy of UI development in Android, and then we’ll describe many of the UI controls that ship with the Android SDK. These are the building blocks of the interfaces you’ll create. In the subsequent chapters, ...

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