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<h2>Dependencies and prerequisites</h2>
<li>Android 2.2 or higher</li>
<li>Understanding of fragments and Android layouts</li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}tools/support-library/index.html">Android Support Library</a></li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}training/design-navigation/index.html">Designing Effective Navigation</a></li>
<h2>You should also read</h2>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}guide/topics/ui/actionbar.html">Action Bar</a></li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}guide/components/fragments.html">Fragments</a></li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}training/multiscreen/index.html">Designing for Multiple Screens</a></li>
<h2>Try it out</h2>
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<p>This class demonstrates how to implement the key navigation design patterns detailed in the
<a href="{@docRoot}training/design-navigation/index.html">Designing Effective Navigation</a> class.
<p>After reading the lessons in this class, you should have a strong understanding of how to
implement navigation patterns with tabs, swipe views, and a navigation drawer. You should also
understand how to provide proper <em>Up</em> and <em>Back</em> navigation.</p>
<p class="note"><strong>Note:</strong> Several elements of this class require the
<a href="{@docRoot}tools/support-library/index.html">Support Library</a> APIs.
If you have not used the Support Library before, follow the instructions
in the <a href="{@docRoot}tools/support-library/setup.html">Support Library Setup</a>
<h2 id="lessons">Lessons</h2>
<dt><strong><a href="lateral.html">Creating Swipe Views with Tabs</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to implement tabs in the action bar and provide
horizontal paging (swipe views) to navigate between tabs.</dd>
<dt><strong><a href="nav-drawer.html">Creating a Navigation Drawer</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to build an interface with a hidden navigation drawer on the side
of the screen that opens with a swipe or by pressing the action bar's app icon.</dd>
<dt><strong><a href="ancestral.html">Providing Up Navigation</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to implement <em>Up</em> navigation using the action bar's app icon.</dd>
<dt><strong><a href="temporal.html">Providing Proper Back Navigation</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn how to correctly handle the <em>Back</em> button in special cases,
including how to insert activities into the back stack when deep-linking the user
from notifications or app widgets.</dd>
<dt><strong><a href="descendant.html">Implementing Descendant Navigation</a></strong></dt>
<dd>Learn the finer points of navigating down into your application's information hierarchy.</dd>