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Xml contained no ViewGroup (such as LinearLayout). xml file to a TextView. So, if we nested the TextView in a ViewGroup of some sort, we'd get a ClassCastException. We also created an ArrayAdapter instance to reference both our menu_item XML resource, and the string-array of restaurants we created earlier. xml layout XML resource. If you want, you can remove that attribute. restaurants))); } Try re-installing the application into the emulator with Apache Ant, and you'll now be greeted by a screen that looks a lot more like a menu: Have a go hero – developing a multiple-choice question application Try going back to the multiple-choice question application we wrote in Chapter 1, Developing a Simple Activity.
Unlike Java AWT or Swing, Android layout managers are defined as specific container types. Thus a LinearLayout is much like a Panel with a built-in LayoutManager. If you've worked with GWT, you'll be quite familiar with this concept. We'll lay out the screen in a simple top-to-bottom structure (which LinearLayout is perfect for). 1. xml in you favorite IDE or text editor. 2. Delete any template XML code. 3. com/apk/res/android" android:orientation="vertical" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content"> What just happened?