Managing folders and files in the Project window of Android Studio allows you to better navigate and use the hierarchical tree depicting the file structure. You'll be able to place individual project files without delay once you understand the commonly used folders and files in Android Studio. This online video explains every important file and folder location in the Project window of Android Studio.
- Now it's time for a tour of the…Android Studio user interface.…For this demonstration you can open any project,…either one that you've created in Android Studio…or one that you've imported from Eclipse.…I've gone back to my first project.…I'm going to describe the Project window…that appears on the left side of the screen.…You can open and close this windows with the…keyboard shortcut "cmd+1" on Mac or "alt+1" on Windows.…The Project window shows all the files and folders…that are a part of your project.…
If the project was created with Android Studio,…as this one was, it will have this file structure.…First there's a .idea folder.…This folder might not be visible in Finder on Mac…but it is there on disk.…And in the Project view in Android Studio…you should always be able to see it.…This folder has a bunch of XML files…that are used to configure IntelliJ IDEA,…the underlined IDE that Android Studio is built on.…
Next is the App folder.…This is where your actual application lives.…Under App, there's a build folder that has generated files.…
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.