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Tabs at the bottom of TabActivity

Tabs at the bottom of TabActivity
By default tabs in Android are displayed at the top. It is a general guideline for android developers to keep the tabs at top of the Tabs based application since lot of Android mobiles are having their home, back,search buttons or touch interface at the bottom

But its purely our decision :)

There are two ways to achieve this.
Using RelativeLayout Using "android:layout_weight" attibute  1) Using RelativeLayout: .xml will look like the following.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<TabHost xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:id="@android:id/tabhost"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent">
    <RelativeLayout
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent">
        <FrameLayout android:id="@android:id/tabcontent"
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How to access PC's internet from Android Emulator?

PC's Internet and Android emulator

If PC's Internet connection is configured with manual proxy settings, Follow the below steps.


1) You can launch your Emulator from command line with DNS server detail.
 Syntax : "emulator -dns-server <DNS Server IP address>"
 Example: emulator -dns-server 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8 is Google's Public DNS Server)
   (or)
  Goto Eclipse->Window->Preferences->Android->Launch and give "-dns-server " and then launch your emulator.


2) In emulator goto "Settings->Wireless & Networks->Mobile Networks->"
      2.1) Ensure that "Data roaming" is checked.
      2.2) Select Access Point Names
      2.3) Select an APN. (eg. Telkila )
      2.4) Manually set the Proxy Server and Port details.




If PC's Internet connection is configured with Automatic proxy settings, Follow above steps except step 2.4  and ensure that No proxy server detail or port detail is mentioned for the selected APN.


You are done. …