Android Studio is a new application that features design tools similar to Eclipse, only more useful. You can work in text or design view using this software. In addition, two-way editing and multiple previews offer in-depth design options. With this online video, you'll learn how to increase productivity when designing activity layouts in Android Studio.
…Android studio has some great design tools.…It look very similar to what you get…in eclipse, but they are more refined and evolved.…For this demonstration I'll start with creating another new project.…I'll name my application design project.…I'll use the package name that suggested, but I remove the dot app from the end.…I'll accept all the other settings, and click next a couple of times.…I'll use a blank activity, and on this…screen I won't include any of the additional features.…
This will give me the simplest possible beginning app.…I'll click finish.…And after a few moments, my project will be created and ready to work on.…Once the new project has come to the screen, I'll close the tip…of the day if it opens and close any other windows I don't need.…Now, I want to do some design work on an activity layout.…My main activity references a layout file called Activity Main.…There are a number of ways to get there.…In Eclipse you could hold down the control key and click on the reference.…
That will work fine in Android Studio too.…
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.