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Android Customization: How to Build a UI Component That Does What You Want

Android Customization: How to Build a UI Component That Does What You Want

It is not uncommon for developers to find themselves in need of a UI component that is either not provided by the platform they are targeting or is, indeed, provided, but lacks a certain property or behavior. The answer to both scenarios is a custom UI component. The Android UI model is inherently customizable, offering the means to create custom UI components in various ways.

It is not uncommon for developers to find themselves in need of a UI component that is either not provided by the platform they are targeting or is, indeed, provided, but lacks a certain property or behavior. The answer to both scenarios is a custom UI component.

The Android UI model is inherently customizable, offering the means of Android customization, testing, and the ability to create custom UI components in various ways:

Android provides a native  component. It performs well and provides the minimum functionality expected from any calendar component, displaying a full month and highlighting the current day. Some might say it looks good as well, but only if you are going for a native look, and have no interest in customizing how it looks whatsoever.

For instance, the  component provides no way of changing how a certain day is marked, or what background color to use. There is also no way of adding any custom text or graphics, to mark a special occasion, for example. In short, the component looks like this, and almost nothing can be changed:

Creative approach to every project

It is not uncommon for developers to find themselves in need of a UI component that is either not provided by the platform they are targeting or is, indeed, provided, but lacks a certain property or behavior. The answer to both scenarios is a custom UI component.

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