How to create a settings activity for Android Live Wallpaper

How to create a settings activity in live wallpaper like this?

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  • I’ve built settings activity with only a simple text and faced some problems.
    The first problem is that I can’t use layout XML file for this activity.
    The second: I can’t set the directory to system icon (drawable/ic_menu_more) when I try to build that activity programmly.
    Also I will need do use SeekBar.

    I will be very pleased, if you help me =)

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “How to create a settings activity for Android Live Wallpaper”

    For using system icon:

    <service android:name="com.livewallpaper.warm.LiveWallpaper"
                    <action android:name="android.service.wallpaper.WallpaperService" />
                <meta-data android:name="android.service.wallpaper"
                    android:resource="@xml/livewallpaper" />

    In XML-livewallpaper.xml:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <wallpaper xmlns:android=""

    The LiveWallpaper Example on the Android Dev site goes through exactly that:

    More specifically:

    In short:

    public class CubeWallpaper2Settings extends PreferenceActivity
    implements SharedPreferences.OnSharedPreferenceChangeListener {
    protected void onCreate(Bundle icicle) {
    protected void onResume() {
    protected void onDestroy() {
    public void onSharedPreferenceChanged(SharedPreferences sharedPreferences,
            String key) {
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