Why the app selects data from basic layout folder if smallest width is higher then the number in folder name?
layout-sw600dp values-sw600dp (smallest width sw for data usage from this folder is 600dp density independent pixel!!!!!)
Device screen resolution is 1200 x 900 px (pixel) Wow, app to be select data from sw600dp folder! Realy?
DPI of device screen – dot per inch (pixel per inch) is 480 pixel it is wery important number!
- App selects smallest dimension of screen. In our case 900 px
Medium screen have 160 dpi (The density-independent pixel is equivalent to one physical pixel on a 160 dpi screen, which is the baseline density assumed by the system for a “medium” density screen.).
- App calculate ratio 480 / 160 = 3 (The conversion of dp units to screen pixels: px = dp * (dpi / 160))
- App calculate smallest dimesnion of screen in dp 900 / 3 = 300 dip or dp (density independed pixel).
- App selects data from basic values and layout folder because sw600dp is greater than 300dp.
In our case smallest dimension of screen must be at least 1800 real – physical pixels (1800 px / 3 ratio(dpi/160) = 600 dp (dip density independend pixels) to be used data from folders values-sw600dp and layout-sw600dp.
Example 2 see Example 1 abouve
Device: Nexus 7 (2012) selected from Android Studio tool layout editor
Resolution: 800×1280 px
DPI: tvdpi (approximately 213dpi)
Ratio: 1.33 (213 / 160)
Smallest width in px: 800
Convert px to dp: 601.5 (800 / 1.33)
Result:Smallest width is 601.5dp The App to be used data from folders values-sw600dp and layout-sw600dp.