Q & A With Bgill55

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  1. cereal killer

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

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    I know bgill : )

    This place is growing so large and the amount of traffic is unbelievable. To think this site is not even a year old lol.

    Anyway drop in the section below every now and then. You're a pro and people can learn a lot from you. bgill the mentor aka the jeweler lol

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    bgill55 Silver Member Theme Developer

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    Well depends how much detail you want to go into. Its not as simple as editing a image. Android uses a. 9 image system which allows 1 image to be drawn and stretched allowing more room on the system. If you don't set the guide lines for the image and patch it with the draw 9 patch tool (found in the sdk) your image will be come all stretched weird.

    But from scratch if I'm not making any XML edits I could knock out a theme in about a week. That's all system apps and framework. Not including 3rd party apps

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    ok bgill55 I have finally found a image of that blue status bar I was talking about for the galaxy s..its not the best image but i requested a more straight on one. I got this off of the droid-life.com site..please let me know if you could make this happen for the next sapphire galaxy s theme. thank you.
     
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    bgill55 Silver Member Theme Developer

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    So correct

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    bgill55 Silver Member Theme Developer

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    I want this to be more of a Q and A than a request thread
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    I've got a question for ya, I've edited a .9 and then used draw9patch but I can't get the extra mark it needs. I tried to drag it into eclipse but it won't let me drag and drop anything in there. I've got all the droid stuff set up in eclipse but just can't get the image in there to compile. Any help?

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    bgill55 Silver Member Theme Developer

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    You have to set up a test.apk. it will then set up a apk with the Res folders you need to compile. Orrrrrrrrr check out xeudoxus tools he has a tool that will compile the image saves so much time. (But that's cheating ;) )

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    I do have a test thing, I named it framework and it has the res folder it just won't let me drag into it. I also tried x's tool and it said done then when I pushed it to my phone it had little black spots like it didn't stretch. I may have edited it wrong I will try again when I get home and make sure I get it right. Thanks for the help.

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    bgill55 Silver Member Theme Developer

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    If you want post it and ill take a look at when I get home

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    All I was doing was trying to edit a status bar to white to go with your theme. I got all the icons inverted no problem just them .9s you have are giving me trouble.

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    You can send me the image if you want.....I'll send it back as a .9 and a png so you can see where the border has to be.

    Those pesky .9.png files! I'd share a tip on some of them but the Jeweler might kill me:)
     
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