Chapter     7

Android UI Widgets: Graphics Design Using the View Class

In this seventh chapter, we will take a closer look at the Android View class and its many subclasses. We already looked at the Android ViewGroup, which is a View subclass, and some of its more mainstream layout container subclasses, and now we are going to take a look at some of Android’s View subclasses that we can implement in order to create our user interface widgets and graphic designs within those ViewGroup layout containers.

Since layout containers (ViewGroup classes) are used to contain user interface elements, called widgets in Android, we logically had to cover those first in the previous chapter. Thanks to that foundation, we can now cover some of Android’s most ...

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