What Is Layout Resource File?

This section describes a Layout Resource File, which is XML file that defines a view hierarchy of nested view groups and views to provide a user interface layout on the Android device screen.

What Is Layout Resource File? A Layout Resource File is an XML file that defines a view hierarchy of nested view groups and views to provide a user interface layout on the Android device screen.

Here is an example of Layout Resource File:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout 
   xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   android:orientation="vertical"
   android:layout_width="fill_parent"
   android:layout_height="fill_parent">
   <TextView
      android:layout_width="fill_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:text="Hello World, HelloAndroid"
   />
</LinearLayout>

Note that:

With the introduction of Layout Resource Files, Android developers now have 3 options to created layout and view objects:

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 android.view.View Class - Base of User Interface Components

 View, ViewGroup, Layout, and Widget

What Is Layout Resource File?

 AndroidView v1.0 - Creating a Layout in Java Class

 AndroidView v2.0 - Creating a Layout in Resource File

 AndroidView v3.0 - Referencing Views in Resource Files

 AndroidView v3.1 - Layouts with Vertical Orientation

 AndroidView v3.2 - Layouts with Horizontal Orientation

 AndroidView v4.0 - Inserting Views to Parent Layout

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

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