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Android APIs
Added in API level 1


Provides common utility methods such as date/time manipulation, base64 encoders and decoders, string and number conversion methods, and XML utilities.


AttributeSet A collection of attributes, as found associated with a tag in an XML document. 
Printer Simple interface for printing text, allowing redirection to various targets. 


AtomicFile Helper class for performing atomic operations on a file by creating a backup file until a write has successfully completed. 
Base64 Utilities for encoding and decoding the Base64 representation of binary data. 
Base64InputStream An InputStream that does Base64 decoding on the data read through it. 
Base64OutputStream An OutputStream that does Base64 encoding on the data written to it, writing the resulting data to another OutputStream. 
Config This class was deprecated in API level 14. This class is not useful, it just returns the same value for all constants, and has always done this. Do not use it.  

Various utilities for debugging and logging. 

DisplayMetrics A structure describing general information about a display, such as its size, density, and font scaling. 
EventLog Access to the system diagnostic event record. 
EventLog.Event A previously logged event read from the logs. 
EventLogTags This class was deprecated in API level 8. This class is no longer functional. Use EventLog instead.  
FloatMath Math routines similar to those found in Math
JsonReader Reads a JSON (RFC 4627) encoded value as a stream of tokens. 
JsonWriter Writes a JSON (RFC 4627) encoded value to a stream, one token at a time. 
Log API for sending log output. 
LogPrinter Implementation of a Printer that sends its output to the system log. 
LongSparseArray<E> SparseArray mapping longs to Objects. 
LruCache<K, V> A cache that holds strong references to a limited number of values. 
MonthDisplayHelper Helps answer common questions that come up when displaying a month in a 6 row calendar grid format. 
Pair<F, S> Container to ease passing around a tuple of two objects. 
Patterns Commonly used regular expression patterns. 
PrintStreamPrinter Implementation of a Printer that sends its output to a PrintStream
PrintWriterPrinter Implementation of a Printer that sends its output to a PrintWriter
Property<T, V> A property is an abstraction that can be used to represent a mutable value that is held in a host object. 
SparseArray<E> SparseArrays map integers to Objects. 
SparseBooleanArray SparseBooleanArrays map integers to booleans. 
SparseIntArray SparseIntArrays map integers to integers. 
StateSet State sets are arrays of positive ints where each element represents the state of a View (e.g. 
StringBuilderPrinter Implementation of a Printer that sends its output to a StringBuilder
TimeUtils A class containing utility methods related to time zones. 
TimingLogger A utility class to help log timings splits throughout a method call. 
TypedValue Container for a dynamically typed data value. 
Xml XML utility methods. 


JsonToken A structure, name or value type in a JSON-encoded string. 
Xml.Encoding Supported character encodings. 


AndroidException Base class for all checked exceptions thrown by the Android frameworks. 
AndroidRuntimeException Base class for all unchecked exceptions thrown by the Android frameworks. 
Base64DataException This exception is thrown by Base64InputStream or Base64OutputStream when an error is detected in the data being decoded. 
MalformedJsonException Thrown when a reader encounters malformed JSON. 
NoSuchPropertyException Thrown when code requests a Property on a class that does not expose the appropriate method or field.