Tag Archives: Widget

Email validation in ANDROID.

By | May 1, 2011

This is a simple example showing email validation in ANDROID. This example uses regex for email validation. Create a button and an edittext in your main.xml file and try this code. Check this link to find how you can send email from android programatically. Please leave your valuable comments……

Customizing your button or TextView or another view in ANDROID.

By | April 30, 2011

Beautifying our applications is one of the main features of your application’s success. In ANDROID there are many possible ways to do this. For eg. We need to have different colors for our buttons, However we can give backgrounds for buttons and all. But we can do many by using our custom xml files, like changing colors on… Read More »

How to create and delete a directory in SdCard in ANDROID?

By | April 27, 2011

Hi all…… This is a simple example to create and delete a directory in ANDROID. Here the directly is created in the SDCARD. So first create an SDCARD and start the emulator with the SDCARD. Let’s look at the program. Use can use this program to create or delete a file in ANDROID also. main.xml Now go to… Read More »

ANDROID – Upload an image to Server in Android Studio

By | April 25, 2011

Hi all, In today’s tutorial I will show you how to send an image to server using POST method in ANDROID. Uploading an image to server is a basic requirement in many of our application. Sending data to server which is using a PHP Script is already explained in this example . Now in this example I will… Read More »

Android frame Animation

By | April 23, 2011

A series of frames is drawn one after the other at regular intervals. For this create a xml which contains ImageView for showing the animation The main java file is Next the main part, an xml which holds each image and duration in which each image shows. The xml should be placed inside drawable folder When i click… Read More »

Android dialog with ListView

By | April 21, 2011

For implementing a ListView, we first create a xml which contains a ListView named list.xml Next we create a Dialog Object and inflate the above xml and when the listItem is clicked then a Alert Dialog windows comes The java file is listed below The alert window look like this When the Item is selected then

How to get the SMS sent to your emulator within your application? OR Get notified when an SMS arrives to your phone.

By | April 20, 2011

Actually these are done using services in ANDROID. These are called BroadcastReceivers.Your class has to extend the BroadcastReceiver class to get these broadcast events. But note that these services need to have an interface. So you will not see any UI on the device. But don’t think your application is not running or not installed. Look at the… Read More »

How to check SDCard free space in ANDROID?

By | April 19, 2011

This is a simple example that shows how many bytes are free in your SDCard. Inorder to run this example, you have to create an SDCard and start the emulator with the SDCard. Now create a fresh project and name it “FreeSpaceActivity.java” and copy the following code to it. The main.xml file AndroidManifest file Please leave your comments… Read More »

SQLiteManager plugin for eclipse

By | April 18, 2011

When you are working on an Android application that stores data in a SQLite database.There arise many questions like where does this database file get stored on the filesystem ? How can we access the database? I will give solution to all these problems. I created the SQLite database from my previous post about Using SQLite in ANDROID… Read More »

How to use SQLite in ANDROID, A really simple example.

By | April 17, 2011

Hello ANDROID Lovers…….. In today’s tutorial I will show you how to deal with SQLite Databases in ANDROID. You know that SQLite are Lightweight databases which is maintained only on the client side. They don’t need a server. The SQLite databases are simply a file wrapped around with some stuff which helps us deal with them like a… Read More »

How to use progress bar dialogs and custom Dialogs in ANDROID?

By | April 15, 2011

Hi, In most situations we have to use progress bar dialogs, Alert View Dialogs and Our own custom Dialogues in our applications. In most situations the built in dialogs may be enough but in certain other situations we have to build our own dialogs for better user experience. But still there is problem people don’t know how to… Read More »

Expandable ListView in ANDROID using SimpleExpandableListAdapter, a simple example.

By | April 10, 2011

Hi all…… Here is a simple example of expandandable ListView in ANDROID. But I am not going to explain any code, because everything is explained inside the java file. Make sure to read it. The main.xml file. The child_row.xml The group_row.xml The strings.xml (This file contains the string for the color that is used for text in the… Read More »

Make your own gesture application in ANDROID or How to use gestures in ANDROID?

By | April 5, 2011

Hi all…. In this tutorial I will teach you how to make use of Gestures in ANDROID and make your own application. Follow the below steps exactly to get an idea of how to use gestures. 1. Make a gesture Library. 2. Add your own gestures into it. 3. Export it to your applications and use it. It… Read More »

How to get information about all the applications installed in your ANDROID Emulator or Phone? / How to use getPackageManager() in ANDROID ?

By | April 3, 2011

Hi all, In this tutorial I will show you how to get the information about all the applications installed in your ANDROID phone. What you have to do is create a ANDROID project inside the package pack.GetAllInstalledApplications amd name the java file “GetAllInstalledApplicationsExample.java” and copy the following code into it. Here the “getPackageManager().getInstalledPackages(0);” gets information about all the… Read More »

Using Gestures in ANDROID,A Simple example.

By | March 29, 2011

This is a really simple example illustrating gestures in ANDROID. You Know that everything you do with your hand inside the phone is a gesture like SingleTap, doubleTap etc. Here is a quick illustration of this. For this the activity must implement OnGestureListener. The GestureDetector detects the gestures. Let’s look at the example. The layout file main.xml for… Read More »

How to add files like images inside your emulator in ANDROID?

By | March 24, 2011

In many of our android applications we need images and other files to be inside your emulator, such as images in the gallery. But unlike iPhone we cannot simply drag and drop files inside the emulator., because iPhone’s is simply a simulator. It justs creates an envoronment for testing. But ANDROID mimics the real phone. So we need… Read More »

Context menu in android

By | March 16, 2011

What is context menu? Where it is used? How it is used? I will cover all these questions… Context Menu A context menu is conceptually similar to the menu displayed when the user performs a “right-click” on a PC. You should use a context menu to provide the user access to actions that pertain to a specific item… Read More »

Crop an Image in ANDROID.

By | March 15, 2011

Cropping an image in ANDROID programmatically has always been a problem for ANDROID developers. So Here I am putting a sample code to demonstrate this. For cropping an image in ANDROID we need a source bitmap which is our image itself, the other one is the target bitmap which we have to set the size as we want… Read More »

How to create a scrolling ListView in android?

By | March 12, 2011

ListView is like a tableView in iPhone or iOS . In this example i will show you how to add a String Array in to the ListView and also make the listView Scrollable. First the xml file . Here the line android:scrollbars=”vertical” will make the scrolling vertically Now the java file The screen will be like this Here… Read More »

Using GridView in ANDROID….

By | March 9, 2011

GridViews are those in which you can arrange elements in a two dimensional grid. It is what you see in the gallery where images are arranged. Here images are arranged in a two dimensional grid. Copy the below code and save it as “MyGridView.java” Now create another file named “Images.java” and copy the below code to it. Note:… Read More »

Working with SQLite Database in ANDROID.

By | February 14, 2011

Below is a straight forward example of how to deal with SQLite database in ANDROID. Go ahead and copy and paste the following code to your java file. The example has one database and performs functions like insert delete and listing of values in a textView. In the XML file set up a TableLayout with android:stretchColumns=”0,1″ and other… Read More »