Hide app widget depending on API level
I’ve created three app widgets with different sizes for pre Honecomb versions of Android and one resizable scrollable listview widget for Honeycomb and later.
Since the widgets offer the same functionality and the one targeted for Honeycomb and later is resizable I would like to remove the other versions of the widget on API level 12 or later. Is this possible somehow?
As far as I can tell there doesn’t seem to be any way to disable a widget from getting registered by the AppWidgetService if it can find the AppWidgetProviderInfo resource file. So it seems that I can only include widgets on later versions but not exclude versions defined in xml folders that targets earlier API versions.
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If it were a single app widget that had pre-HC or HC implementations, you could combine them into one
AppWidgetProvider and use
res/xml/ to have different metadata.
The only way I can think of to handle your scenario, though, is to mark some of the
AppWidgetProviders as disabled in the manifest (
android:enabled="false"), then enable and disable your providers on the first run of your app based on
setComponentEnabledSetting(), to give you the right set. Since on Android 3.1+, the user will need to launch one of your activities to be able to add the app widget, anyway, you at least have the entry point in which to apply this logic.
The OP already got his solution, but for the rest of us, we can leverage
bool values in xml and set them differently in different resource directories.
AndroidManifest looks something like this:
<receiver android:label="@string/app_widget_small" android:enabled="@bool/is_pre_api_11"> <!-- App Widget Stuff Here --> </receiver> <receiver android:label="@string/app_widget_large" android:enabled="@bool/is_pre_api_11"> <!-- App Widget Stuff Here --> </receiver> <receiver android:label="@string/app_widget_resizeable" android:enabled="@bool/is_post_api_11"> <!-- App Widget Stuff Here --> </receiver>
<resources> <bool name="is_pre_api_11">true</bool> <bool name="is_post_api_11">false</bool> </resources>
<resources> <bool name="is_pre_api_11">false</bool> <bool name="is_post_api_11">true</bool> </resources>
Now your API 10 and below will have two app widgets (small and large) and API 11 and higher will have the one resizeable app widget.