Keep Screen On & Change Orientation

by naxtek » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 00:19:10 GMT

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 Hi - After some help with this.

I am making an Android app which is currently coming along nicely -
I've hit upon a couple of stumbling blocks.

1) How do I stop the screen from going dim/off and the phone locking
while the application is running?

2) Can I force the phone to enter landscape mode on running my

Andrew :)

Keep Screen On & Change Orientation

by Dianne Hackborn » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 01:57:35 GMT

 There is a flag in WindowManager.LayoutParams you can set to keep the screen
on.  (Please do NOT use the lower-level PowerManager class for this.)

Use android:screenOrientation on the activity in your manifest to force a
particular orientation mode.

Dianne Hackborn
Android framework engineer

Note: please don't send private questions to me, as I don't have time to
provide private support.  All such questions should be posted on public
forums, where I and others can see and answer them.


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