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Mastery of Android topics Android apps? Who doesn't want to stylize their Android application?! Sadly, there are very few on-line ressources to help you get started with your own design and theme..

.! Because of this serie, we can classify our development team into 4 different groups. Beginner, competent, expert and champion. Here we show you the way an Android programmer goes from beginner to advanced, and we'll make you an advanced now.

It is our slogan from this range to dominate Android-topics. On the way there, you will discover different ways to design an Android application with the argument of what is best. Beginners: They are new to the Android eco-system and just want to do things. Regarding formatting, these designers take the very fundamental stance of using either hardware encoding (in either source codes or xml).

Example: android:id="@+id/heading" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:padding=" " " " " In three words, never do it. When your designers asks if you want to modify the text color or upholstery anywhere, you need to substitute all the data in the file (Yes, you can use utilities, but make-up for an unsightly kid doesn't make it nice).

Keep in mind that style is more than just text color or upholstery. You' re gonna get a migraine for the whole fucking life every hardcoded game. Let us arrange that we will not hartcode anything and we will go to the next stage, competently. Competently: Once every expert programmer was a beginner and he learned the tough way. And he knows that Hardcoding is a big no.

It'?s easy, it doesn't code hard. Used in xml: android:id="@+id/heading" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:padding=" " " " " " It's not a perfectly good idea, but it works for most applications. In fact, it's synonymous with the hard coding either dp 16 or #00000000, except for one advantage you get, a unique modification is reflected everywhere. That' certainly better than hard coding, but it doesn't do it.

Style should be easily readable and low-maintenance. Well, we did agree that we neither hard-code anything nor use semantically identical labels to avoid hard coding. Those designers are already skilled in their work. Just like former colleagues who don't hard-code anything. You believe in typing re-usable style and use it wherever you need it.

Use of the style: android:id="@+id/heading" android:style=" @style/heading_text_style" Similar to our own headings, we can have many different types of text in our application and use them everywhere. When your designs requirements are changing, you go to the styles. styles. xml page and refresh the look. We have seen several ways to create your application in this section, and none of the above ways is a good choice for a high end application.

Already we have seen the way from beginner to expert to expert++. Experience Hardcode and do things. Qualified people are against hard coding, they care for correct data and point to ressources. Competition++ make a jump and cultivate style, they resolve the issue of readability and serviceability to a certain degree. The most good developer falls under this roof.

Let's see what the experts and a champion have to say in the next few sections.

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