Monthly Archives: February 2013

Android Examples With Source Code

Android Examples with Source Code and Description

Here you can download verities of Android Examples with Source Code. To help you understand some fundamental Android APIs and coding practices, a variety of examples and source code are available along with the Android SDK Manager. Each version of the Android platform available with the SDK Manager offers its own set of sample codes for verities of android applications. Also You can download examples with source code for Android Applications from here. Below is the screen shot from the API Demos application. Once you will click on each category, we will find and run related android apps listed below.

You can find the source code for all samples at this location in your local PC, where you downloaded/extracted “Android SDK”:

“Hello World” Android Application Source Code Description

Hello World Source Code Description

At last, Now it is time to start coding!  You need to know details about source code description for your “Hello World” android application. We will learn about auto eclipse generated code for your application. Go to the “src” folder. In this folder, you will find the package folder, open the file. You will see the default code for an Android Activity:

Execution Control Flow of an Android Application

As a beginner we need to know the complete execution control flow of an Android application. To understand the basic execution flow of an Android application, Lets take the  HelloWorld example for detailed explanation.

When we create a new Android project using eclipse, We can see some folders such as “src” ,”gen” , “Android 2.2″ , “assets” and “res” etc.

Directory Structure of an Android Application

Before going to discuss “HelloWorld” application from code prospective, We need to know directory structure of an android application. When we create a new android project from eclipse editor, we can see there are lots of directories created for android applications. Let’s us understand these directories. Let’s start from the top most directory is src directory.

Hello World Program Application in Android Using Eclipse

Hello World Program Application in Android Using Eclipse

Hello world program application in Android using eclipse. It is the first step when we develop any application in any language. Before we create an Android Hello World Project, we need to make Virtual Device. It means after we create the android application, where we will run and test our application? For this we have 2 options. One is a real android device and second option is a Virtual device (Device Emulator, which android provides by default), To setup the virtual device, we need to follow the below steps.