[Idea] 9 Patch Creator / Editor

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kwoodall

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Mar 23, 2007
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Problem:

Existing tools in SDK (draw9patch) only shows you the borders (which show how to subdivide the image for scaling and where to put content) of images you've created and have the original. Once compiled the images lose the visual border. This means you have to recreate the borders for images from existing themes and ROMs that you didn't create.

Solution (proposed):

An app that loads both bordered and and compiled (non-bordered) images showing them with editable borders so you can edit them. Saving would be to both bordered and compiled formats so you don't have to compile an APK just to create an image for a theme.


...anyone on board for this?

Kermit Woodall
 

kwoodall

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Mar 23, 2007
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APKTool appears to let me extract items from an APK (which 7 zip does as well) but I didn't find any 9 patch editing in it.

So the idea is back on I hope!

K
 

Brut.all

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Jul 27, 2009
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APKTool appears to let me extract items from an APK (which 7 zip does as well) but I didn't find any 9 patch editing in it.

So the idea is back on I hope!

K

Hmm.. do you use apktool latest? I have added 9 patch decoding (real one, so no need to have image sources) in v1.3.0 .