In this video, Doug Winnie reviews the started templates that come built-in with Android Studio. These templates define the layout of your app using Activities. Activities define the components and capabilities of screens in your app. In addition to the starter templates, you can install additional plug-ins into Android Studio to help add more features to the IDE.
- [Narrator] When you create a new project…in Android Studio, you will choose from a list…of various layout types called activities.…These layouts are starter templates that help configure…all the necessary code to get your app working.…Some call this the boiler plate, meaning that it is code…that has to exist in every project to configure it to work…no matter what your app will ultimately do.…Part of this code is to set up connections…to the Android SDK, add in starter files…for Java and XML code, and add a folder…and product structure that you can use to get started with.…
The starter templates that are built in Android Studio…give you the bare minimum you need to get started.…There are other plugins that you can download…and install into Android Studio that can add in…more features and code.…The templates that are part…of a typical Android Studio installation…cover a number of different layout types,…but the one that you'll most likely start with…is the single, basic activity.…This layout only has a handful of predefined layouts…
- Installing Android Studio
- Coding in Java and XML
- Getting a head start with starter templates
- Working with emulators
- Creating a project, variable, and toast
- Connecting XML widgets to code
- Adding images
- Adding game logic with conditional statements and operators
- Changing the data or design
Skill Level Beginner
1. Android Basics
Test your setup2m 56s
3. The Major Parts
4. Make an App
5. Tinkering with Your App
Next steps1m 4s
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