Teams Winter 2011/team1/Android/Adding Elements to Main Screen

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2. Adding Elements to Main Screen

2.1. To see the screen preview open main.xml file (res -> layout -> main.xml):
A Main1.png

2.2. To add a new layout to the main screen select Layouts' folder from the Palletes menu:
A Main2.png

2.3. Drag and drop the LinearLayout into the main screen.
2.4. In order to add a TextView to this layout select Form Widgets from the Palette's menu and drag and drop it into the layout.
2.5. Change the TextView Properties:
- Change the Text property: Set value to "Type Contact Name"
OR add the new line to the string.xml file :

  <string name="edittext">Type Contact Name</string>

and in the text property browse to edittext string resource
- set Layout weight to "1"
- set Layout width to match_parent
A Main3.png
2.6. Drag and drop Button into the linear layout. Set the button text by adding a new line to string.xml

   <string name="button_search">Search</string>

2.7. Set the Text property to use this string resource.
2.8. Drag and drop ListView (Palette -> Composite) into the main screen and set the layout height property to match_parent
2.9. The main screen should look as follows:
A Main4.png