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.

Miscellaneous UI Tricks

While well-written GUI frameworks are better organized than XKCD’s take on home organization, there are always a handful of tidbits that do, indeed, get categorized as “miscellaneous”.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book. Having an appreciation for XKCD is welcome, but optional.

Full-Screen and Lights-Out Modes

The preview of this section was accidentally identified as an Android 'tasty treat' by the Cookie Monster.

Offering a Delayed Timeout

The preview of this section was eaten by a grue.