Partial changes to the existing applications

by Raja Nagendra Kumar » Fri, 16 May 2008 17:55:43 GMT


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 Hi,

Is it possible to desing an application andorid, so that some of the
views of the application could be changed or modified by 3rd party.
e.g take an examgple of default contacts applciation of android, where
in, a screen to add a new entry would have name, home, office numbers
etc.. would this possible to to add more fields by 3rd party like us
so that add a new entry screen would show skype id, ssn number etc by
default to add the new entries..

Taking this in similar lines, I may want to add new button against the
entry so that when clicked on skype entry it should open up skype
andorid version etc..

In all is it possible to add new view items to existing screens of an
application and provide respective functionality.

Any insites to this would be of great help.

Regards,
Raja Nagendra Kumar,
C.T.O
www.tejasoft.com

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Partial changes to the existing applications

by mathiastck » Tue, 20 May 2008 00:05:42 GMT


 It seems that eventually the Android code will be open sourced, at
which point it should be easy to extend such things.

On May 16, 10:55 am, Raja Nagendra Kumar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>


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2. Communication between AppWidgetProvider and Configuration Activity

You will have to have some form of default value for this to work, but here
is how I do it:

When I want to read from SharedPreferences I do this:
SharedPreference prefMgr =
PreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(this);
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When I want to write to it I do this:
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You don't actually pass an object.  SharedPreferences essentially abstracts
out reading to and writing from a file....

Thanks,
Justin

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