The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.
ListView is the backbone of many an Android application. On phone-sized
screens, the screen may be dominated by a single
ListView, to allow the user to choose
something to examine in more detail (e.g., pick a contact). On larger screens, the
ListView may be shown side-by-side with the details of the selected item, to minimize
the “pogo stick” effect seen on phones as users bounce back and forth between the list
and the details.
While we have covered the basics of
ListView in the core chapters of this book,
there is a lot more that you can do if you so choose, to make your lists that much
more interesting — this chapter will cover some of these techniques.
Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters,
the one on
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