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Sams Teach Yourself Android™ Application Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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Hour 8. Implementing the Main Menu Screen

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Designing the main menu screen

Implementing the main menu screen layout

Working with ListView controls

Working with other menu types

In this hour, you learn about some of the different menu mechanisms available in Android. You begin by implementing the main menu screen of the Been There, Done That! application, using new layout controls, such as RelativeLayout. You also learn about a powerful control called a ListView, which is used to provide variable length scrolling list of items with individual click actions. Finally, you learn about other special types of menus available for use in your applications, such as the options menu.

Designing the Main Menu Screen ...

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