Monthly Archives: August 2013

Using XML layout references in Android

Android supports resource selectors based on qualifiers. For example to use a special layout file for activity_main.xml on a tablet in landscape mode you would typically define a layout file also called activity_main.xml in the layout-sw600-land folder. Instead of using … Continue reading

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Generics for the Combo-,List- and TableViewer

Currently the generic ComboViewer has been merged into the eclipse master branch and the changes for the List- and TableViewer are waiting for there reviews. In this blogpost I want to show you how to use this viewers with the … Continue reading

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Eclipse Internationalization Part 4/4 – New Features by Dirk Fauth

Finally I found the time to write the last part of my blog post series about Eclipse internationalization with the new message extension created by Tom Schindl and me. The series started with showing the issues in the current solution … Continue reading

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Android – Always show the overflow menu even if the phone has an options button

If an Android device has an option button, the overflow menu is not shown. While it it not recommended as the user except a certain behavior from his device, you can trick you device in thinking it has no option … Continue reading

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