Tag Archives: getPackageManager

Using Meta-data in Android Manifest and accessing it.

By | October 3, 2013

Sometimes you have the need to set up some app-wide configuration information in an Android app or need to create a class that can be used in multiple projects with a generic way of setting configuration values. This is particularly useful for things like API keys that will probably be different across apps but should be accessible in… Read More »

Wave Scale Animation in GridViews in Android

By | May 28, 2013

Hello all Previously I have shown many posts where we animate each row of the GridView randomly, linearly etc. GridView RandomFade animation in Android and Cascade animation in a ListView in Android. In today’s post I will show you how to create a wave scale animation in the ListViews. Please refer to my old posts for the extra… Read More »

How to create a beautiful wheel animation in android?

By | May 18, 2013

Today’s post is about animation, a beautiful animation, exploring capabilities of android. You can click on the link to download the code. Here we will have three java classes and no XML files. 1. GraphicsActivity.java 2. PictureLayout.java 3. Sweep.java At first we start with PictureLayout.java [java] package com.example.sweep; import android.content.Context; import android.graphics.Canvas; import android.graphics.Picture; import android.graphics.Rect; import android.graphics.drawable.Drawable;… Read More »

How to use ImageSwitcher in Android?

By | May 12, 2013

You can read more about ImageSwitcher here http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/ImageSwitcher.html Click on the link below to download the code. This is the layout that contains the ImageSwitcher [xml] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" > <ImageSwitcher android:id="@+id/switcher" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:layout_alignParentLeft="true" android:layout_alignParentTop="true" /> <Gallery android:id="@+id/gallery" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="60dp" android:layout_alignParentBottom="true" android:layout_alignParentLeft="true" android:background="#55000000" android:gravity="center_vertical" android:spacing="16dp" /> </RelativeLayout> [/xml] What we will do is… Read More »

ListView Bottom to Top Animation in Android.

By | May 10, 2013

Like my previous posts animation chapter is again continued. This time the animation in on a ListView from Bottom to Top. You have already seen animations from Top to Bottom in my previous posts. See some of my posts here. All animation posts from CoderzHeaven is here Click on the download link at the bottom to download the… Read More »

Creating a Drawable animation in Android.

By | May 3, 2013

This is a simple example of how to animate a drawable in Android. This example is from the official android demo applications. Here we have 5 java classes. AnimateDrawable.java AnimateDrawables.java GraphicsActivity.java PictureLayout.java ProxyDrawable.java AnimateDrawable.java [java] package com.coderzheaven.animatedrawable; import android.graphics.Canvas; import android.graphics.drawable.Drawable; import android.view.animation.Animation; import android.view.animation.AnimationUtils; import android.view.animation.Transformation; public class AnimateDrawable extends ProxyDrawable { private Animation mAnimation; private Transformation… Read More »

GridView RandomFade animation in Android

By | May 1, 2013

In some of my older posts I have already showed a lot of animations on ListView and GridViews. Search coderzheaven for ListView and GridView animations if you want to see the articles and posts. This is also yet another post on animation. Here what I will do is create an animation in a GridView such that all cells… Read More »

Multiple Selection GridView in Android

By | April 26, 2013

This is a simple post that helps you to do multiple selection in a ListView. Check out previous posts for 3D animation in a Listview. At first we will see the XML layout file. This layout contains a gridview since we are dealing with it only. grid_1.xml [xml] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <GridView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:id="@+id/myGrid" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:columnWidth="60dp" android:gravity="center"… Read More »

How to check whether an application is installed in your ANDROID Phone?

By | March 28, 2012

This sample code comes handy when you have to check that an application is already installed in your ANDROID Phone. Call the below function appInstalledOrNot() with the package name of the app installed on the ANDROID Device as a string parameter. This function returns true if the app is installed otherwise returns false. [java] import android.app.Activity; import android.content.pm.PackageManager;… 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 »