Using Your Screenlet

To use any Screenlet, you must follow these general steps:

  1. Insert the Screenlet’s XML in the activity or fragment layout you want the Screenlet to appear in. You can fine-tune the Screenlet’s behavior by setting the Screenlet XML’s attributes.

  2. Implement the Screenlet’s listener in the activity or fragment class.

As an example of this, the Liferay Screens Test App uses Add Bookmark Screenlet. You can find the following Add Bookmark Screenlet XML in the Test App’s add_bookmark.xml layout:

    app:layoutId="@layout/bookmark_default" />

Note that the layout specified by app:layoutId (bookmark_default) matches the layout file of the Screenlet’s View (bookmark_default.xml). This is how you specify the View that displays your Screenlet. For example, if Add Bookmark Screenlet had another View defined in a layout file named bookmark_awesome.xml, you could use that layout by specifying @layout/bookmark_awesome as the app:layoutId attribute’s value.

Also note that the app:folderId attribute specifies @string/bookmark_folder as the bookmark folder’s ID. This is an alternative way of specifying an attribute’s value. Instead of specifying the value directly, the Test App specifies the value in its server_context.xml file:

<string name="bookmark_folder">20622</string>

This name attribute’s value, bookmark_folder is then used in the Screenlet XML to set the app:folderId attribute to 20622.

Using Screenlets in Android Apps

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