Photo Gallery Activity

Photo Gallery Activities allow you to include photos in your app.

Example Screenshot

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To add a Photo Gallery activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Photo Gallery from the list.

Now let's take a look at the Photo Gallery Activity settings.

Settings

Activity Name

The name that you want to give your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. It can be whatever you want but should probably describe what it is used for. For example: "Band Members".

Description

A few words describing this activity. This text may be displayed on the dashboard as a subtitle when it's Show Subtitle Text setting is enabled.

Position

This is a relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and in the action bar drop down. For more information on this setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard

Icon

This is where you can select the icon that will be used to represent this activity on the dashboard. Click the 'Browse' button to select and image file.

Details

Here you can control the features that you want to enable or disable in your Photo Gallery Activity:

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Show Index Page?

Whether or not your activity will include an index page. The index page is a scrollable grid containing thumbnail versions of all of your photos.

Show Descriptions?

Whether or not the descriptions of your photos will be displayed.

Enable Set-picture-as?

Whether or not the user has the ability to set the photo as their device’s wallpaper, contact photo, or any other available system dependent option.

Enable Photo Sharing?

Whether or not the end users of your application will be able to share your photos. Photos will be shared using the share intent and available to applications that support that intent (e.g. Gmail, Twitter, Facebook)

Save Your Settings

Once you're finished entering the above information, click on the 'Save Changes' button to create your Photo Gallery activity, and begin the process of adding photos.

Photo

Here you can upload a photo that will appear in your Photo Gallery Activity. Supported image formats: PNG and JPG. Click the 'Browse' button to select an image file to upload.

Details

Title

The title that will be displayed in the photo's description area.

Description

A short description of the photo that will be displayed in the photo's description area.

Position

This is a relative index that controls the order of the photos in your Photo Gallery activity. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the index and in the view pager. For more information on a similar setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard

Contents

This area contains the list of photos added to this activity. You can edit their settings or delete them using their corresponding Edit and Delete buttons. To add additional photos, click the +Add Photo button.

Activity URL

The unique reference URL for this activity that can be used for linking to it. For an example of it's usage, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

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