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.

Progress Indicators

Sometimes, we make the user wait. And wait. And wait some more.

Often, in these cases, it is useful to let the user know that something they requested is something that we are diligently working on. To do this, we can use some form of progress indicator. We saw basic use of a ProgressBar in the tutorials earlier in this book — now is the time to take a much closer look at ProgressBar and other means of displaying progress.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book. Having read the chapters on dialogs, custom drawables, and animators is also a good idea.

Progress Bars

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ProgressBar and Threads

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Tailoring Progress Bars

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Progress Dialogs

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Title Bar and Action Bar Progress Indicators

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Direct Progress Indication

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