The following is the first few sections of a chapter from Exploring Android, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.


Constructing a Layout

Our starter project has a layout resource: res/layout/activity_main.xml already. However, it is just a bit different from what we need. So, in this tutorial, we will modify that layout, using the Android Studio drag-and-drop GUI builder.

This is a continuation of the work we did in the previous tutorial. The book’s GitHub repository contains the results of the previous tutorial as well as the results of completing the work in this tutorial.

Read Me!

This tutorial assumes that you have learned the basics of working with layout resources — particularly ConstraintLayout — elsewhere. That could be:

Step #1: Examining What We Have And What We Want

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Step #2: Adding a RecyclerView

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Step #3: Adjusting the TextView

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What We Changed

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