Useful Android system resources
original source : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2631278/useful-android-system-resources
You can find a full listing of all system resources in the android package.
Every time I want to do something on Android I check to see if there’s a system resource that covers what I want to do. It is helpful to import the Android source code (in particular, their /res/ folder) when searching for already-implemented resources that you might want, so you can see their specific implementation.
Personally, I find myself most often using:
- Built-in Android layouts for standard tasks, such as spinner dropdowns.
- Android ids (
android.R.id), because you are often required to use these if you want to use some of Android’s widgets (for example,
TabHost/TabWidget requires you to use “
android:id/tabs” and “
android:id/tabcontent” if you want to implement an XML layout).
- Built-in colors, especially
- Android’s built-in fade-in and fade-out animations in