Android SDK Reference Search in Chrome

One good extension for every Android developer is Android SDK Reference Search for Google Chrome browser.With this extension you can easily search in the Android SDK reference.You can download it from here Android SDK Reference Search
After install of the extension, open your Chrome browser and just type: “ad + spacebar” and you will see the result:

And voala you can easily search in Android SDK Reference through your browser. Good luck!

Posted in Android, Browsers, Chrome at March 21st, 2011. No Comments.

How-to-underline-textview-in-android

If you want to underline TextView in Android you can use this code:

        SpannableString contentUnderline = new SpannableString("some text here");
        contentUnderline.setSpan(new UnderlineSpan(), 0, contentUnderline.length(), 0);
        TextView TextViewCopyright = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.TextView01);
        TextViewCopyright.setText(contentUnderline);


Special thanks to Eli.

Posted in Android, Java at March 21st, 2011. 1 Comment.

How to show copyright symbol in textview

If you want to show copyright symbol © in the TextView, you can use the Unicode character for this: “\u00A9”

    <string name="copyright">\u00A9 2011 copyright</string>

or to use ©

    <string name="copyright">&#169; 2011 copyright</string>
Posted in Android, Java at March 20th, 2011. No Comments.

Android multi line EditText

Today I will show how to create multi line EditText field in your android application.Let’s first create a EditText field:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent">
	<EditText
	    android:text="EditText01"
	    android:id="@+id/EditText01"
	    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
	    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
	    android:lines="5">
	</EditText>
</LinearLayout>

Now add this android:lines=”5″

	    android:text="EditText01"
	    android:id="@+id/EditText01"
	    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
	    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
	    android:lines="5">

And the result should be a multi line edit text.

As you can see the image the text is in the middle, let’s move it on the top of the EditText. Insert this row

android:gravity="top"

and voala, the text is on the top of the EditText.

Posted in Android, Java, Layout at March 13th, 2011. 1 Comment.