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

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Hour 13. Handling D-Pad and Key Events

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to design for the D-Pad

• How to control focus on UI controls

• How to handle key events

Google TV remotes always have a keyboard, a cursor or mouselike device, and directional keys known as a D-Pad. The expectation is that by using the up, down, left, and right directional keys, the user can quickly navigate through the app. In this hour, you learn how to create apps that use remote control keys for navigation

Designing for the D-Pad

Whether the Google TV remote looks like a traditional computer keyboard or like a combination remote control and game controller, specific features will always be available. If that were not the case, app development would be impossible. ...

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