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Last active May 4, 2019
This Gist demonstrates how to modify the UndoBarController created by Roman Nurik so implement functionality which will hide the UndoBar once it loses focus. Original code:
* Copyright 2012 Roman Nurik
* Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
* you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
* You may obtain a copy of the License at
* Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
alphamu / Android Using Handler With Orientation Change
Created Aug 15, 2013
Example on how to create a static handler in an Android Activity so that there are no memory leaks and we can support orientation change and still have messages with a long delay delivered to the activity in the foreground.
View Android Using Handler With Orientation Change
import java.lang.ref.WeakReference;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Handler;
import android.os.Message;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.View;
alphamu / Android - Resize Drawable
Last active Jan 13, 2020
Code on how to get a bitmap from a Drawable and how to resize that bitmap and return a Drawable. This could prove to be useful if you want to manually resize a drawable or if you want to simply get a bitmap of a drawable. Note: If using Compound Drawables you can simply call `setBounds` on the drawable and set it using the `setCompoundDrawable` …
View Android - Resize Drawable
private Drawable resize(Resources r, Drawable image, int newSize) {
Bitmap b = ((BitmapDrawable)image).getBitmap();
Bitmap bitmapResized = Bitmap.createScaledBitmap(b, newSize, newSize, false);
BitmapDrawable drawableBmp = new BitmapDrawable(r, bitmapResized);
return drawableBmp;
alphamu / android - SquareLinearLayout
Created Sep 16, 2013
Android LinearLayout with the same height as width.
View android - SquareLinearLayout
import android.content.Context;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
public class SquareLinearLayout extends LinearLayout {
public SquareLinearLayout(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
super(context, attrs);
alphamu / Android - get views with tag
Created Nov 4, 2013
Android get all views with a tag
View Android - get views with tag
public static ArrayList<View> getViewsByTag(ViewGroup root, String tag) {
ArrayList<View> views = new ArrayList<View>();
final int childCount = root.getChildCount();
for (int i = 0; i < childCount; i++) {
final View child = root.getChildAt(i);
if (child instanceof ViewGroup) {
views.addAll(getViewsByTag((ViewGroup) child, tag));
final Object tagObj = child.getTag();
alphamu / Android - DIP to PX or PX to DIP
Last active Feb 24, 2020
Android - DIP to PX or PX to DIP
View Android - DIP to PX or PX to DIP
public static int dpToPx(Context context, int dp) {
Resources r = context.getResources();
float px = TypedValue.applyDimension(TypedValue.COMPLEX_UNIT_DIP, dp, r.getDisplayMetrics());
return (int) px;
public static int pxToDp(Context context, int px) {
final float scale = context.getResources().getDisplayMetrics().density;
int dp = (int) (px * scale + 0.5f);
return dp;
alphamu /
Last active Dec 29, 2015
A textview that can use a custom font without having to set it in code all the time
public class TextViewWithFont extends TextView {
private Context mContext;
private String mFont;
public TextViewWithFont(Context context) {
super(context, null);
mContext = context;
alphamu / Percentages expressed as HEX values
Last active May 4, 2019
Hexadecimal percentages from from 0 - 100 in increments of 5. These are particularly useful for alpha values in ARGB strings.
View Percentages expressed as HEX values
100% — FF
95% — F2
90% — E6
85% — D9
80% — CC
75% — BF
70% — B3
65% — A6
60% — 99
55% — 8C
alphamu /
Last active Oct 26, 2017
An implementation of Request<String> for Google Volley which posts data using `multipart/form-data`. Volley by default uses `application/x-www-form-urlencoded` which may not be supported by all services.
alphamu /
Last active May 4, 2019
Simple implementation of SslHttpStack using Apache 4.2 api (compiled under a different package name so it doesn't conflict with Android). Using the SslHttpStack to upload bitmaps.
HttpClient client = sslHttpStack.getmHttpClient();
HttpEntityEnclosingRequestBase entityRequest;
entityRequest = new HttpPost("");
MultipartEntityBuilder entityBuilder = MultipartEntityBuilder.create();
entityBuilder.addTextBody("someparameter", params.toString()); //params in this case is a JSONObject
String uniqueListingId = "images_to_upload"; //used to name any images being uploaded
int count = 0;