Android Question Activity smaller size than full screen ?

persianpowerman1

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hey guys... can anyone help on this one....

I want to make an activity which is smaller than the full screen... because i need to sometimes be able to click the icons behind it..

so how do i resize it to like a small box?... so i can reposition/move it around on the screen? ... and still be able to interact with the background icons which lie behind it??

thanx
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eps

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Do you mean a Panel which is part of the Activity?

Can you post at least some of the code, using [ code ] tags, to illustrate what are you are doing and possibly a screenshot to show what the problem is..
 
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persianpowerman1

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hey eps... sure will do that...
have put the logic down... but will make a new small file or will show a pic of what im looking to do..
wait.. making a screen shot
 
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persianpowerman1

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ok here goes... this is an example of what some guy has done... but we dont have his code cz its an .apk file...

Now i go into my menu... start his app.. its a web veiwing one.. where the activity in which the browser is... is smaller than the entire screen..
NOW(this is the important part) ... in the background u can see my Gtalk, skype, Shazam ICons.. right?... when i click on them... they start running!...
so that means ... its not an image... i actually have accessed to the prior activity with its icons on it!

got it?... thats what i want to do.. IS make an app where the other part of the screen behind it is still accessable... the back part is not an image...
see screen shot
 

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eps

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I think it's a bit more clever than you think.

I suspect the App in question is in fact full screen....
 
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persianpowerman1

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yea your right... its not free...

but still guys... any idea.. as to how can i make this happen... how can i code something like that???

what say... still need some answer???!!!
 
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persianpowerman1

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hey.. yeah... found out .. it aint free...

but why cant we have a work around... im sure if he built a library.. we could too...
what is that extra stuff we need???
 
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What you need to do is what it's called RESEARCH, you can start by reading THIS, assuming you have enough understanding of Java and how to create B4A libraries, without that, it's going to be a little difficult to do that on your own.
 
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persianpowerman1

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Man ... NJDude... i think your right....

the killer is the Java part.. since i aint good there... thanx anyway...
lemme know if you think of something
 
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