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Pro Android 3 by Sayed Y. Hashimi, Dave MacLean, Satya Komatineni

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Chapter 3. Understanding Android Resources

In Chapter 2, we gave you an overview of an Android application and a quick look at some of its underlying concepts. You also learned about the Android SDK, the Eclipse Android Development Tool (ADT) and how to run your applications on emulators identified by Android virtual devices (AVDs).

In this and the next few chapters, we'll follow that introduction with an in-depth look at Android SDK fundamentals and cover resources, content providers, and intents. These three concepts are fundamental to understanding Android programming and should place you on a solid foundation for the material in subsequent chapters.

Android depends on resources for defining UI components in a declarative manner. This declarative ...

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