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Sams Teach Yourself Google TV™ App Development in 24 Hours by Carmen Delessio

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Hour 9. Optimizing UI Components for Google TV

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to use form widgets like buttons, EditViews, and AutoCompleteTextViews

• How to use ImageViews in advanced ways

• How to add interaction to videos with VideoViews

• How to put button overlays on a video

In this hour, you learn about the different types of components that we can use in our Google TV apps. We’ll look at options for collecting data in form-style widgets. Then we’ll dive into what can be done with images and videos using ImageViews and VideoViews. We’ll cover complex visual designs and interactions with these elements.

Form Widgets

Widgets fall into the general category of form widgets. When we fill out a form on paper or on a website, we add text, ...

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