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BOOK: Beginning Android Application Development
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I downloaded the book files and found the best way to get the projects working in Eclipse is to Import them one by one as needed into a default workspace, copying the files as it imports.

The problem I have is that the projects when I open them are completed examples whereas the book implies that I should be starting with some incomplete code and typing in the new sections. So I'm not really learning anything as I'm looking at finished code and have no opportunity to make mistakes.

Where can I get the 'start of exercise' files?

Have I done something wrong in Eclipse such that I'm looking at the wrong files?
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I don't mean to sound patronising or anything but I didn't download the files (expect when I couldn't find the problem with my code). Instead I just did what the book said and typed in the various bits. I have found the xml stuff a bit tedious, but actually typing ToggleButton toggleButton = etc. has actually taught me quite a bit. Assuming you are using Eclipse, most of the things you don't really need to know are already included. I should say, in case you get the wrong idea, I haven't finished working my way through the book yet.
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I've decided to take your advice. Learning by typing is time consuming but at least you notice what you typing and you get to debug the typos
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