Saturday, February 11, 2012

Android : Galaxy Note layout issue

 Android supported Multi Screen resolution:

  • xlarge screens are at least 960dp x 720dp
  • large screens are at least 640dp x 480dp
  • normal screens are at least 470dp x 320dp
  • small screens are at least 426dp x 320dp

Galaxy note is large but the resolution is of 1280x800, as per the android supported resolution it should be 640x480dp.

As per the size of galaxy note it is small than the HTC Flyer, means it is small than the tablet.
Where the Galaxy note 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches, By the inches we can specify still it will be under the large layout.

To overcome the issue, we can use the layout name as

Use the same layouts of normal layout, by this we can solve the look and feel of resolution problems, of the Galaxy Note.

C# with REST


1.   We start this example by creating a WCF Service Library project from Visual Studio 2008: 

Provide name, location and solution Name.
name :                   WcfRestService
location :                C:/Project
Solution Name :    WcfRestService 

2.  Next we need to add a reference to the System.ServiceModel.Web framework.  Right click on your project file and select Add Reference…

As this framework is not part of the .Net Framework 4 Client Profile, Visual Studio kindly informs us that it will update our target Framework to the full version of .Net Framework 4.  Click Yes to accept this change:

We are now ready to update our code.
Copy and paste the following code into the App.Config file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
   <service name="WcfRestService.Service1">
  <endpoint address="http://localhost/service1" 
    <webHttp />
 <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.0"/>
Notice the binding is set to webHttpBinding as opposed to the normal project template default of wsHttpBinding. 
The other important change is the addition of an endpointBehavior for WebHttp.
These two changes are required to enable XML over REST for WCF.

Create  method in IService.cs


using System.ServiceModel;

namespace WcfRestService
    public interface IService
       TestElement HitURL(string id);
Create or Modify the Service1 Class. 
using System;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;

namespace WcfRestService
    public class Service1 : IService1
        [WebInvoke(Method = "GET", 
                    ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Xml, 
                    UriTemplate = "hit/{id}")]
        public TestElement HitURL(string id)

            return new TestElement()
                 Id = Convert.ToInt32(id), 
                 Name = "Converted"

    public class TestElement 
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
The key elements here are the attributes applied to the method.  We are enabling the method to be called over HTTP GET, returning the data in Xml format and setting the Uri template to ensure we are using a RESTful interface.
To test your brand new service we will pass in the id value of 30 simply by opening your favourite browser and pasting in the following URL: