Eugene Eugene - 2 months ago 10
Android Question

Are there conventions on how to name resources?

Are there conventions how to name resources in Android? For example, buttons, textViews, menus, etc.

Ian Ian
Answer

I don't know whether there are any official recommendations.

For ids in my layouts with widgets and containers, I use the convention:

<layout>_<widget/container>_<name>

I do the same strategy for any dimens, strings, numbers, and colors I use in those layouts. However, I do try generalizing. e.g if all buttons have a common textColor, I won't prefix the name with the layout. The resource name would be 'button_textColor'. If all textColors are using the same the resource it will be named 'textColor'. For Styles, this is usually the case as well.

For menu resources i use:

menu_<activity>_<name>

Animations are only different as you cannot use uppercase letters. Same goes for drawable xml resources, i believe.