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I'm using a SurfaceView and canvas to implement a game HUD, title screens etc., by overlaying standard Android view widgets over my SurfaceView. This works reasonably well and maintains an acceptable frame-rate, but it is a simple game with little happening on or off screen.

I have handlers flinging messages around and runOnUiThreads everywhere. Quite cumbersome. Can I draw all my views to the one SurfaceView, controlled by the main game thread? Is there an advantage to this?

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actually you could draw all that staff on your canvas but you need to handle that ui things from strach, like getting user touch points and detecting whether user touched a button or not

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