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Is WebView suitable for what I need?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by jfbaro, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. jfbaro

    jfbaro Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 7, 2010

    I am working on my first Android project (for studying purposes). It's
    a simple file browser. One thing which needs implementing is an
    Activity which shows TXT (xml, css, txt, html...) and IMAGES (jpeg,
    png, gif...) when the user clicks on the file.

    From what I have read (I am really new to Android, just a couple of
    days learning it) the WebView component seems to fit the bill.
    But I have a few questions about it:

    1) What are the MIME types supported by WebView (regarding TXT and
    IMAGE files)?

    2) How to show XML, HTML, CSS as text? Just by setting "text/plain" ?
    If I could get any kind of formatting it would be even better.

    3) How to zoom the image and text (is multi-touch enabled by default
    if the devices supports it?)? Is it a WebView built-in feature?

    4) How to properly scale the images so that I have a good trade
    between image quality and performance?

    5) Can I set it to full screen? I don't want to see any control, just
    the IMAGE/TEXT and the chance to zoom in and out and scroll if needed.

    I could go back to the file browser by hitting the BACK BUTTON.

    Any other thought?



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