runtime API level detection

by jason...@spy.net » Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:58:34 GMT


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 I'm trying to product a binary that is compatible with 1.1 and 1.5,
but i'm having trouble with the ViewSwitcher class behaving
different.  I'd like to create a wrapper for it, but I need a way to
programatically detect the api level at runtime.


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runtime API level detection

by fadden » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 04:26:47 GMT


 On Apr 27, 7:58pm, "jason...@spy.net" <jasonleehudg...@gmail.com>



Some thoughts on wrappers:

  
 http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2009/04/backward-compatibility-for-android.html 

It doesn't really help if you're seeing different behavior from
existing classes/methods, because the behavior of public APIs isn't
supposed to change across revisions.  Is this something you can test
for at runtime by executing ViewSwitcher code?  (It's better to go by
"has behavior X" than "is version Y" so that your code automatically
does the right thing in future releases.)

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runtime API level detection

by Tom Gibara » Wed, 29 Apr 2009 04:35:55 GMT


 I think you should be able to use android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK though I
haven't needed to use it myself yet.
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