Changing application description shown in option list when multiple apps can do same job

by Kacee » Fri, 13 May 2011 19:38:27 GMT


Sponsored Links
 Hello there,

I have a viewer app. There are other apps installed on my device as
well doing same job. So when i open a document, android as usual shows
a list of apps that can do that job (which is file open here).

In my app, along with App name, just beneath it, package name gets
displayed. I want to set App description instead of package name. I
tried with
 <application android:description="@string/app_description">

its not working. Where to set this custom string ?

-- 



Re: Changing application description shown in option list when multiple apps can do same job

by Justin Anderson » Fri, 13 May 2011 23:29:43 GMT


 AFAIK you can't...

Thanks,
Justin Anderson
MagouyaWare Developer
 http://sites.google.com/site/magouyaware 






-- 


Sponsored Links


Re: Changing application description shown in option list when multiple apps can do same job

by Dianne Hackborn » Sat, 14 May 2011 00:31:44 GMT


 Yes you can't, this is a security feature to help the user if apps are
trying to spoof other apps.  You should give the activity that is handling
this Intent a more descriptive label so the user better knows what it does.








-- 
Dianne Hackborn
Android framework engineer
hack...@android.com

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

-- 



Re: Changing application description shown in option list when multiple apps can do same job

by Kacee » Fri, 20 May 2011 15:20:56 GMT


 Ok..
But I have seen applications that do not appear with their package
name in the list created by intent (dont know what to call this dialog
box )
That means there is a way to atleast hide package name. Package name
looks bit ugly, I only want to show a meaningful string (eg. app
name ) that makes sense even to a layman.

Is there a way just to show app name or a single string text ?







-- 



Other Threads

1. is Android Market removing useless comments now?

I just scrolled down to the bottom of the comments section of my app,
and the 4 or 5 "First!" comments that were there two days ago (when I
released the game) are all gone now.

Is someone cleaning up comment sections now?
--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~

2. Camera Preview Sizing

Does anyone know if it is possible to have the Camera Preview surface
be smaller than fullscreen. I want to display the camera preview in
the upper portion of the display and have controls below it.

Ideally I want to create a layout in XML which defines where the
camera preview is and lets me add the other controls easily.

I have been using the APiDemos CameraPreview source as my guide. It
sets the content view directly to the whole screen Surface and doesn't
use resources in layout at all. I've tried various ways around it. The
best being to get hold of the Surface being used by the camera and
setting its size. In the emulator this gives a small simulated camera
in the top left, but behind, flickering, is screen of the previous
activity.

On the phone itself you get just a blank screen.

Any help would be appreciated. I can just about live with fullscreen
if noting can be done but there must be a way.

martin dunsmuir
mdunsm...@gmail.com



--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~

3. The Widget used for the Main Menu in android Home Screen

4. ImageButton resizes within TableLayout -- How do i fix?

5. AndAppStore now in Koolu FreeRunner Image

6. does any one knows what is the difference between Surface Flinger and V4l2

7. Is this what the next firmware should be like?