Chapter     16

Android’s SlidingPaneLayout Class: Using SlidingPanes in Your UI Design

The Android SlidingPaneLayout class was also a recent addition to Android OS, as of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich release. This UI layout class was developed to help developers design a two panel, side-by-side UI that can morph between different screen sizes, shapes, and orientations.

The SlidingPaneLayout class was utilized to create the UI foundation for the Google Hangouts application. If you want to see SlidingPaneLayout in action on an Android device, it is utilized in at least one of your Android OS-supplied applications.

What we’re going to do with your UserInterface application in this chapter is to create an Android SlidingPaneLayout “Sliding ...

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