Well, after doing some work-related Android development I went to see to fitting a SlidingDrawer to some basic content but alas things have changed since I first used it for the Letchworth app. It’s an alternative approach for implementing the common master/detail pattern. I have an app in which I would like a slide out menu. It would not be in control of all the apps settings, just a simple menu with a few options.
Note that SlidingDrawer was deprecated in API Level 17 (a.k.a., Android 4.2). Also note that SlidingDrawer is broken on Android 5.0, and so you definitely should be considering alternative widgets at this time. Android application design has experienced radical change over the last two years. In this blog post, I’d like to discuss what could be behind the most obvious user interface layout changes – the decline of the dashboard pattern and the emergence of several alternatives. Evernote displays the sliding drawer when the action bar logo is pressed, whereas Google+ and YouTube utilise the concept of navigating ‘up’: the action bar logo displays the ‘up’ icon, which launches the sliding drawer when pressed (). SlidingDrawer hides content out of the screen and allows the user to drag a handle to bring the content on screen. Inside an XML layout, SlidingDrawer must define the id of the handle and of the.
Alternative for the Google’s Drawer Layout. SlidingDrawer hides content out of the screen and allows the user to drag a handle to bring the content on screen, SlidingDrawer can be used vertically or horizontally. Let’s face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! Google apps in its tasteful use of sliding drawer, Gaussian blur, and animation. A set of pre-designed components, including pop-up panel, stack panel, scroll box, sliding drawer and image carousel, make you create fully interactions faster and easier.
Widget Catalog: Slidingdrawer