Amit Pal Amit Pal - 1 month ago 43
Android Question

How to define dimens.xml for every different screen size in android?

When we talked about supporting different screen size in

Android
. Everyone is focusing on creating different layouts for every possible screens i.e.


  • ldpi

  • mdpi

  • hdpi

  • xhdpi

  • xxhdpi

  • xxxhdpi



What I did is design a layout as per
xhdpi
screen reference and define it's
dimensions
in
dimens.xml
. Now I want to give support it to every possible
android
screen size. How can I do that?

As far as I know, I can use this tool to figure out the proper
dimens.xml
for other screen size and add to my project. Is this the right way to do it in my situation?

Another question is Do I only need to create
dimens.xml
for above screen dimensions? If yes then what is
w820dp
?

Thanks for your help. I only want to give support to
phones
not tablet and other devices.

Answer

You have to create Different values folder for different screens . Like

values-sw720dp          10.1” tablet 1280x800 mdpi

values-sw600dp          7.0”  tablet 1024x600 mdpi

values-sw480dp          5.4”  480x854 mdpi 
values-sw480dp          5.1”  480x800 mdpi 

values-xhdpi            4.7”   1280x720 xhdpi 
values-xhdpi            4.65”  720x1280 xhdpi 

values-hdpi             4.0” 480x800 hdpi
values-hdpi             3.7” 480x854 hdpi

values-mdpi             3.2” 320x480 mdpi

values-ldpi             3.4” 240x432 ldpi
values-ldpi             3.3” 240x400 ldpi
values-ldpi             2.7” 240x320 ldpi

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For more information you may visit here

Different values folders in android

http://android-developers.blogspot.in/2011/07/new-tools-for-managing-screen-sizes.html

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