I recently gave a talk on the basics of Android drawable resources (via XML).
There's a recording I made of the talk - not super, but functional. I had to split it into two parts because of time restrictions on YouTube. Here's part one and part two.
I also have a few links that may be useful (whether you watch the talk or not):
- The slides for the presentation
- Official Android drawable resource documentation
- My drawable XML documentation
- The github project with my samples
Very great talk!ReplyDelete
I made a similar talk last year at Android Developer Labs Paris as well as Droidcon UK London (http://android.cyrilmottier.com/medias/listview_tips_and_tricks/3/mastering_drawables.pdf). Drawables are a very powerful feature of the Android framework. Unfortunately they are way under-used. Describing them in such a talk is a perfect way to evangelize developers.
Dan, Is there a was to specify Text (and then the text position and attributes) in the 'R.drawable.mydrawable' xml files? Sure you can use the drawable for a button background and put text on the button. But can you have text in the XML drawable, like you can have shapes like oval and rectangle.ReplyDelete
By the way, I found that I can set the drawable size like this
To my knowledge, there isn't a way to specify the text inside of a drawable.Delete