Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments


Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments
By 作者: Jim Wilson

ISBN-10 书号: 1783283092

ISBN-13 书号: 9781783283095

Release Finelybook 出版日期: September 25, 2013

Pages 页数: 122

The Book Description robot was collected from Amazon and arranged by Finelybook

To create a dynamic and multi-pane user interface on Android, you need to encapsulate UI components and activity behaviors into modules that you can swap into and out of your activities. You can create these modules with the fragment class, which behaves somewhat like a nested activity that can define its own layout and manage its own lifecycle. When a fragment specifies its own layout, it can be configured in different combinations with other fragments inside an activity to modify your layout configuration for different screen sizes (a small screen might show one fragment at a time, but a large screen can show two or more).

Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments shows you how to create modern Android applications that meet the high expectations of today’s users. You will learn how to incorporate rich navigation features like swipe-based screen browsing and how to create adaptive UIs that ensure your application looks fantastic whether run on a low cost smartphone or the latest tablet.

This book looks at the impact fragments have on Android UI design and their role in both simplifying many common UI challenges and providing new ways to incorporate rich UI behaviors.

You will learn how to use fragments to create UIs that automatically adapt to device differences. We look closely at the roll of fragment transactions and how to work with the Android back stack. Leveraging this understanding, we then explore several specialized fragment-related classes like ListFragment and DialogFragment as well as rich navigation features like swipe-based screen browsing.


Contents


1: FRAGMENTS AND UI MODULARIZATION
2: FRAGMENTS AND UI FLEXIBILITY
3: FRAGMENT LIFECYCLE AND SPECIALIZATION
4: WORKING WITH FRAGMENT TRANSACTIONS
5: CREATING RICH NAVIGATION WITH FRAGMENTS
What You Will Learn
Understand the role and capabilities of fragments
Explore the fragment-oriented features of Android Studio
Create an app UI that works effectively on smartphones and tablets
Use fragments to create engaging navigation capabilities like swipe-based screen browsing
Work with special purpose fragment classes like ListFragment and DialogFragment
Dynamically manage fragments using the FragmentTransaction class
Learn appropriate application design for communicating between fragments
Efficiently handle fragment creation and lifecycle
Simplify cross-thread UI handling with fragments
Form multi-screen UIs that run within a single activity
Authors
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson is the President of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. He has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. Jim cofounded multiple software-related startups and has served in a consulting role at several more. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, he now focuses on developing Android and iOS device applications.

Jim's passion is mentoring software developers. He is a regular contributor of Android, iOS, and Xamarin training material at Pluralsight (http://training.jwhh.com), a leading provider of online developer training. Jim has authored more than 30 articles on device application development and has served as a contributing expert on mobile software development issues for a variety of media outlets.

Jim and his wife, along with several cats, split their time between Celebration, Florida (just three miles from Walt Disney World) and Weirs Beach, New Hampshire. You can take a look at his blog (http://blog.jwhh.com) where he talks about a variety of mobile software development issues as well as the adventures of a life split between the busy region of the "House of Mouse" and the quietness of NH's lakes and mountains.

You can reach Jim at androidtraining@jwhh.com.

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