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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Starting the App Adding the Login Screen

Zerui Ma
Zerui Ma
5,422 Points

Default Layout settings have been changed...

When I start a blank new login activity, by default, eclipse force me to use a container framelayout accompanying with a fragment layout file to display.

So what's the advantage of using framelayout+fragments instead of using relativeLayout straightly?

And for this project if I wanna to switch back to using relativeLayout, do I have to delete the fragment and the framelayout, and then set up a new relativeLayout and paddings? Can I change this default layout settings by any chance?

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

The advantage is kind of nonexistent for this project. The Android best practice is to use Fragments because they promote modular code and reusability. But it's overkill for simple Activities like what we have.

I've posted instructions some of the other projects about how to remove the fragments, and you should be able to use the same instructions. Here's a Forum post with the instructions on how to remove the Fragment: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/the-getsupportfragmentmanager-is-not-a-public-method-of-listactivity