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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fourth Edition by Joseph Annuzzi Jr., Lauren Darcey, Shane Conder

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8. Designing with Layouts

In this chapter, we discuss how to design user interfaces for Android applications. Here we focus on the various layout controls you can use to organize screen elements in different ways. We also cover some of the more complex View controls we call container views. These are View controls that can contain other View controls.

Creating User Interfaces in Android

Application user interfaces can be simple or complex, involving many different screens or only a few. Layouts and user interface controls can be defined as application resources or created programmatically at runtime.

Although it’s a bit confusing, the term layout is used for two different but related purposes in Android user interface design:

• In terms of resources, ...

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