Android's support for multiple screens

by Cheryl Sedota » Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:59:43 GMT


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 My team has developed a suite of applications for a specific device/
screen -> it's a medium density, large sized screen according to the
parameters defined here: 
 http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html #qualifiers

I would like to know if it's possible to leverage android 1.6's
multiple screen support infrastructure to get these applications to
automatically scale the drawable images down such that they display
properly (even if they are too small to interact with) on a medium
density, normal sized screen (like the G1).

As far as I can tell there is no way to get Android to do this
automatically for me, because both devices are considered "mdpi" and
drawables are typically divided up into alternate resource folders by
density.

I tried the following definition in my Android manifest but it did not
work:

<supports-screens anyDensity="false" largeScreens="true"
smallScreens="false" normalScreens="false" />

Please advise.

Thanks!!
Cheryl

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