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By furius, Senior Member on 15th September 2009, 02:21 PM
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Hi all,
I created this thread to collect informations, suggestions and links for who want to start learning developing android applications, whitout being an expert developer.
I like programming (vb6, ) but I don't know anything about android and linux, and just a little about java... Now I bought an Hero and I met android world... I downladed Eclipse IDE, Android SDK and I starded with dev guide on SDK... I just take a look to helloandorid application... it works! and now? In the xml layout seems easy to add View like buttons or text... but how can I handle to the user actions like the button click? in vb is simple to manage the buttonpressed event...!

If someone knows some simple guides about java, eclipse and android, please let links on this thread!

Thank you!
15th September 2009, 02:43 PM |#2  
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This one's awesome for learning how to create widgets:

here are some other resources you could easily find by using google search:

Other than that, just start from the simplest Hello World -examples on Google's own Android site.
15th September 2009, 09:54 PM |#3  
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I'm going to start leurning Android programming
If ill find nice links i will post them here. Is there btw a way to program inside visual studio? Cuz all tutorials on the net are using eclipse.
15th September 2009, 11:00 PM |#4  
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You'll need to use Eclipse to my knowledge as its all Java based. The other alternatives are the IntelliJ plugin and doing it all from Command line/Text Editor.

Back to the Topic, I'm just trying my hand at a little Android development this week too, the tutorials and manuals at have been great!
15th September 2009, 11:06 PM |#5  
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Another thing, while I remember, if you've done any sort of .NET/ASP.NET development before you should find it a breeze, apart from the lack of Visual Studio (best IDE that ever was), they're VERY similar compared to some other languages/technologies I've used.
17th September 2009, 01:41 AM |#6  
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HeY Furios, Im new to android dev also, so if you don't mind, I would like to follow you and share any info I find with you and to whom ever else would like any info...Thanx
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Hi Guys,

I went onto the SE developer site and got he x10 SDK, but it only gives me the choice for a 1.6 virtual Machine. Is there another place that I have to go to get the SDK for 2.1?

16th April 2011, 06:07 AM |#8  
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It would be cool to learn how to develop roms as well...or is that much deeper?
16th April 2011, 08:21 AM |#9  
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Well guy's start here on this thread first >>>
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Prompt need minor help!
im actually developing a few games, but im running into some seemingly basic issues, that i seem i cannot get to work. basically a button mash game, single/multi player, well on multi player i cannot for my life get the multi player functions to work, as in in the end the game already knows who the winner is based on an integer score, then it is supposed to use an sqlite database to take the highest scored player such as P1 or P2 and allow them to input there name to be permanently displayed. it cannot seem to differentiate using IF statements, but the feature does work with single player flawlessly, i may link source code if asked, TY
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guide, hi. of course

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