Live Templates in Android Studio

Live Templates

Live templates helps you to write more code with less efforts. Live templates contain predefined code structure. What if you will get whole for loop with just one word? Seems interesting, let’s see how live template can help to increase your productivity.

Live templates are code snippet which can be inserted in your code with their abbreviation and pressing tab. You can find all pre-defined live templates in Editor section of your Android Studio. Continue Reading



Image Loading With DataBinding in Android

Image Loading With DataBinding

We have already seen DataBinding Basics and setting fonts through DataBinding in previous tutorials. Today we will take a look at Image loading with databinding .

Step 1 : Define POJO/Model class

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Setting custom font through XML with DataBinding

Today we will learn about setting custom font through XML with DataBinding. We already know how to set custom font through java code.

It will set font type for given TextView or other View. But what if we have more number of TextViews/EditTexts throughout the application and that also with multiple custom fonts? We need to declare those number of objects for TextView/EditText as well as for TypeFace declaration. Don’t you think it will increase number of codes? Yes, so other option will come in your mind is to create Custom TextView/EditText. Not a bad idea but we have 15-20 custom fonts throughout the app so creating those number of Custom class would realy be a bad idea. So what is the simplest and easy solution? Answer is DataBinding.
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Working with Data Binding Android

In I/O 2015 Google announced a data binding library for Android. With data binding, you create an ongoing link between an element in the user interface and a value. Data binding is the process that establishes a connection between the application UI and business logic.

As a developer we always try to do tasks with lesser code, findViewById and setText would be the things which will increase line of codes. Data binding eliminates needs of these methods.

DataBinding is a support library so you can use it with the version higher than Android 2.1. Now we will see step by step instruction for how to use DataBinding in real time.
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