I was the Android Developer article on Search: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/search/index.html and was wondering if I could add other UI Elements to the searchable.xml file?
Here is what I want to do:
I wan to provide the gallery as a way to specify what category to search in. Is this possible? If it is, how and where do I access the the user selection for this component? If not, how else might I implement giving a choice to the user to search more specifically?
How to create Customize Layout in Android ? My plbm is i m dispalying Images in grid view, when the user reached the last image in the gird view , It must display " click here to View More Images" Message.
I have two problems with the calendar on my Moto Droid. The first is that the calendar is not searchable. Does anyone know a way to do this? I like to be able to search my calendar into the future and in the past. The second problem, is things are being dropped off my calendar. Someone please help before I throw this thing.
I have implemented a SearchManager which make uses of a searchable.xml with all the settings and put it in the xml/ directory.
I tried to create a new directory called xml_v4/ to add some attributes (the android:includeInGlobalSearch ie) which isn't supported in sdk3/1.5 but the xml directory seems not to be supported by the dir_suffixes.
I have the sample code packages for eclipse installed. On the webpage about Searchable Dictionary v2 http://developer.android.com/resources/samples/SearchableDictionary/i... it is noted that the project source code is contained in the SDK. But the SDK only contains V1 without database usage. Can the souces be downloaded somewhere else?
A quick search didn't turn up anything about this so I thought I'd let you all know.Android Zoom (to whom I'm not affiliated) is a great way to search for apps outside of the apps marketplace. Unlike the native web site, you can search it.
I am trying to implement search in my application.
My application contain 4 activities and I want to add the search dialog only on 3 of them while only one of them (ProductsActivity) will be the default context.
unfortunately while I activate the search I keep getting the following error: "Key android.app.default_searchable expected String but value was a java.lang.Integer. The default value was returned." code...
For those who are familiar with the search bar this would be a quick answer (hopefully). If you look @ the searchable dictionary example (http://developer.android.com/guide/samples/ SearchableDictionary/index.html) it uses a content provider to populate suggestions. That works great however when I use the navigation keys to focus on certain suggestions this does not update my current search string. And also how is it possible that instead of launching the search straight away, when a person clicks on a suggestion it only replaces the current search query. An example may help better understand the question.
Press Search Use keyboard to enter the letter 'a' in the search box The suggestions "apple" "altogether" "apricot" are shown
I use the down navigation key to get to" apricot", however the text in the search box is still just "a", I want it to become "apricot"
And also when I press apricot on the suggestion I dont want it to launch the intent but rather just replace the text in search box to the text selected, and only actually launch the intent when the user clicks the search button/enter key.
I'm sure its just a value I need to set somewhere but I cant seem to find it in the documentation.
I am working on a search app and since I am a beginner, I decided to start from the searchable dictionary sample, which is quite similar to what I'm trying to achieve. Got it to work, but I have a problem: the sample loads a blank page initially, telling the user to press on the search button to start performing a search. Once search is pressed, a new page loads with a search field and button on top, allowing the user to start searching for stuff.
What I want to do is get rid of that intermediary page, so that the search field and button are loaded from the beginning, on the very first screen the app loads when started. Any ideas on how to do this? Detailed instructions/examples would be greatly appreciated, as I am a beginner in Android programming.
I've followed the SearchManager documentation yet am still having trouble making one of my app's activities searchable. From my activity, the Search dialog appears, I enter a query, hit search, my activity reopens, then I see this in the log:
It appears to me that everything is fine up until the last three lines. The "NI" lines are getIntent().toString(), getIntent().getAction(), and getIntent().hasExtra(SearchManager.QUERY) respectively.
ActivityManager appears to be starting my activity with the correct action. Then when my activity starts, it contains no action!? What am I doing wrong?
I want to have a different text string for my icon and the text that appears in Searchable Items (QSB). I have the following lines in my AndroidManifest.xml -How do I specify a different text string for Searchable Items. Code...
I recently bought a DroidX and am looking to import 10 years of Outlook calendar info. I don't need to do a two-way synch as I am using Touchdown for Exchange synchronization and it works great (but it is not good with large calendar history files). I just need a stand-alone calendar app that has it's own data file and can import my Outlook calendar history and allow me to search.
I have tried to implement the searchable dictionary sample app. Everything seems to be working except when I try to pull the results from global search. I have tried to follow everything that has been described in the docs too. code...
I want to use the Favorites App to make it easier to call frequently used numbers. However, I discovered that if I, for instance, put my best friend's cell phone number as a favorite icon I can no longer find his contact to add his home number to a favorites icon. The app seems to allow for only one favorite icon per contact. I am sure I am doing something wrong and there must be a way to have two favorite icons for the same contact but different phone numbers such as home and cell.In addition, sometimes when I add a contact to the Favorites app, the contact is no longer listed or searchable under People. Weird, no?
For my CS bachelors I am doing a Senior project using android and google maps.My vision was to do a (relatively) simple Dijkstra shortest path using google maps road data. I was going to add elevation change along with 2D distance. I am doing well playing with maps in android but I am completely stumped trying to access google maps data in any sort of searchable form.How would I go about accessing the data for say intersections of roads (lat/long) in a particular area?There has to be a way to pull that data in some sort of tree form. It seems like it may be possible with kml?Any pointers would be awesome.I want my paths to follow roads but If i cant this is going to turn into an orienteering application fairly fast.
While developing for Android, I am unable to open more than one main.xml file in an Eclipse editor at a time.Each time I open one, it simply replaces the editor (tab) of the first main.xml with the new one, instead of opening a new tab - even if the contents of the existing tab were unsaved.Even stranger, I can open multiple main.xml files from different projects with no problems.This only happens when they're within the same project.
I am new in android, i am having few problem in layout alignment. I have divide the screen into three layout,as header, body and footer. I am giving the height dynamically for the three layout in java file, so i need to give 12% of height to header and footer layout, and the remaining 75% i need to assign height to body layout. For that i have made the calculation as follow
first i am getting the height and width for the screen. With the help of the screen height i am getting the 12.5% height for header and footer layout
WindowManager w = getWindowManager(); Display d = w.getDefaultDisplay(); int totalwidth_screen = d.getWidth(); int totalheight_screen = d.getHeight();..................
Is it possible to build a GridView object in XML with 3 columns and 4 rows of Image buttons? It doesn't seem to have similar containment relationship like LinearLayout or RelativeLayout viewgroups.
I want to do this entirely in an xml layout file. When I put ImageButton xml tags inside a GridView xml body, The layout panel in eclipse is throwing an exception: UnsupportedOperationException:addView(View, LayoutParams) is not supported in AdapterView.
I am using eclipse 3.5 with the ADT plugin.when I view layout xml files, i get two tabs in the view the source code view and a graphical view.the graphical view almost never works for any of my layouts.it usually shows "NullPointerException: null" at the top and nothing else. when it does work, it often does not match what i get in the simulator or device.it seems like this thing simply is not ready for prime time; although the idea is very cool.has anyone else had much success with it?
I've successfully created a countdown kitchen timer activity, however my goal is to have an activity that has 3 timers on it that all work independently. I created a separate layout just for the timer itself and moved the timer code into a class and I've used layoutinflater to create the views and then added them into the linear layout for the activity. I get the layouts fine, however there's no functionality. There doesn't seem to be anything that ties the class code to the activity. How should I approach this? Can anyone point me to some working example code?
The toolbar should transition from the first state to the second state through a smooth animation. I would like to use a scale animation on Button2, and while that is happening, Button3 and Button 4 should move to the right (while the animation is going on). At the end of the animation (or maybe during), I will fade Button4 out.
Question: How do I achieve an animation of the layout of the toolbar such that only one component (i.e. Button2) is being scaled while the others are not being scaled - the layout is simply updated during the animation of Button2.
I looked at LayoutAnimationController, but it does not appear to allow me to either:
1. specify different animations for the different components, OR
2. indicate that only animate one component and don't animate the others.
I can't scale the entire toolbar because that distorts Button1/3/4 which I don't want.
I have 5 layout folders. layout, layout-small, layout-normal, layout-medium and layout-large.
My app is heavily image based. As a result I have created the proper images. mdpi, hdpi and xhdpi. I don't think I need to worry about ldpi since screens are only getting bigger.
With this in mind and the need for me to now create a good landscape layout for all my pages, how do I go about this? Is it simple layout-land? No need for large/small/normal again right?
Considering that I've got all my hdpi and xdpi images do I even need layout-medium, layout-large and layout-normal? Because the images will be adjusting themselves based on screensize surely I can use one layout and have that work for all screens..?
It's all getting very confusing now that I'm trying to add a landscape view to my app. It doesn't do it very well at the moment so I will probably have to design a landscape friendly layout so I can understand that I would need to rebuild all my layouts for this particular use (We're talking about 100 layous here but oh well, I can manage it. )
How do I go about creating the following layout in Android?
I want a "header", that is, a header that stays the same at all times. The only thing that should change is the area below the header.
Think of it as a webpage, where the content-area is where its all happening =)
+--------------------+ | H E A D E R | +--------------------+ | | | | | | | C O N T E N T | | | | | | | +--------------------+
Sure, its easy enough to create a LinearLayot, add a View on the top and then another view below that - tada! But what Im after is how you "set up" or design the project so its easy to just change whats in the Content.
What I really would like is to be able to "swipe" (see here) the area and then just "roll in" a new View/thing in the Content-area, but keep the same header.