The tool windows in Android Studio -- such as Favorites, Event Log and Gradle -- let you work with all components related to each specific tool window. For example, the Structure tool window shows the methods, fields and other components of a Java class. Some settings can also be configured within tool menus; methods, for example, can be sorted alphabetically. This video explores other tool windows, including how to use and configure them when developing.
I’ve described previously the project window,…the primary tool for navigating your files and folders.…By default it shows the entire project structure,…but you can use the different scopes…and the new android view to limit…and reorganize how the files and folders are displayed,…but Android Studio has many other tool windows…that can be incredibly helpful in your development process.…Here are some of my favorites.…Let’s start with the structure window.…
You can get to each of these windows by hovering…the mouse over the icon in the lower left corner,…or sometimes more reliably you can select…the menu at the top and go to tool windows.…Here you’ll see a list of all the available windows,…and their keyboard shortcuts.…I’ll choose structure, the structure window…is similar to the outline view in eclipse.…It shows the methods, fields and other members…of a java class.…
You can configure it by pulling down the menu…from the settings icon.…For example, you might want to group methods…by defining type, and then the methods…
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.