Android Tutorial User's Guide

This guide is obsolete ! It is no more updated.
Please use the B4X Booklets.

A User's Guide in pdf format is available here :

This guide is a continuation of the Beginner's Guide which is also deprecated!

The latest edition is : Edition 1.7

- Libraries
-- IME Input Methods Editor
- SQLite Database this chapter has moved from the Beginner's Guide
- GPS this chapter has moved from the Beginner's Guide
- Widgets
- Advanced drawings

-- View Drawables
-- Layers with Panels / ImageViews / Images
-- Diagrams / Charts

Missing chapters.
- DBUtils
- Http / HttpUtils
- Network / AsyncStreams

Best regards.

EDIT 2012.04.11 Edition 1.1
- Added chapters
- DBUtils
- Http / HttpUtils
- Network / AsyncStreams

EDIT 2013.01.06 Edition 1.2
Some chapters updated
Added chapter
- Classes

EDIT 2013.05.28 Edition 1.3
Updated to Basic4Android version 2.70
- HttpUtils2
- CustomViews in Designer
- Properties in classes

EDIT 2014.06.15 Edition 1.4
- Updated to Basic4Android version 3.80
- New chapters:
-- Conditional Compilation
-- #AdditionalJar attribute
- Added the SQLiteLight examples
- Updated the SQLExample

EDIT 2015.08.27 Edition 1.5
- Updated to Basic4Android version 5.20

EDIT 2015.12.07 Edition 1.6
- Updated to B4A version 5.50
- SQLite chapter improved.

EDIT 2016.02.28 Edition 1.7
- Updated to B4A version 5.80
- Classes chapter rewritten.

Best regards.

Link in my signature.
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This is actually very good! The charts, the sprites, the databases, the gps examples... :sign0188:


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Get me some of that. Down loaded and copied to the tablet for some bedtime reading.



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Hello Klaus,

Outstanding work! Most comprehensively structured and explained including background information such as
longitude and latitude distances in the GPS chapter! A one-stop reference.

Do you still have time for mountain hiking?



Licensed User
Hi guys.
Thank you for your nice comments.

Do you still have time for mountain hiking?
Oh yes, don't worry.
I was hiking yesterday, today and will go again on thursday.

Best regards.

The picture below was taken 2 weeks ago, a whole day Snowshoe hiking.
Alpage de l'Arpille and Rhone valley.


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Fantastic work Klaus! :sign0098:

I've just had a quick look through and it seems very comprehensive.

Love the picture. Reminds me of a walking holiday we had in Mayrhofen a couple of years ago.


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thanks for great work!

Any chance to have it in other format - epub / mobi / rtf - to make it more e-readers friendly?


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Licensed User
Thanks Klaus - this is a wonderful document, with lots of excellent examples. :sign0008:



Licensed User
Great documents - Thanks.

As a beginner its so useful to have something you can print out and can study 'off-line'. Really helps to speed up the learning process (and conversion from VB/VBA)!

..And thanks too to all contributors on this forum - its one of the freindliest and most helpful I have used.