Dumping WYSIWYG: Building Android User Interfaces at Run Time
Feb 17, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Ableson)
"Developing Android applications ordinarily commences with a
File -> New -> Android Project.
"The new project wizard creates a simple Android application
sporting a single TextView UI widget.
"This UI widget is contained within a user interface file layout
"The Android Developer Tools (ADT) include a modest WYSIWYG
(What you see is what you get) layout tool that is used to work
with these xml files. You know the drill: drop a new control on the
screen, set properties and away you go.
"As an alternative to using the WYSIWYG tools, an Android
developer can edit the xml file directly. In we looked at a simple
user interface to support our excursion into the Android Native
Development Kit. Here is the xml used for that simple