To develop apps fluidly, it's essential to grasp the basics of navigating menus, toolbars and keyboard shortcuts in Android Studio. Some essential menu items include Navigate, to navigate your way around the code; Code Menu, to make changes to your code; Analyze, to determine what your code is doing; and Build and Run, for creating, running and testing your app. This video explains using menus and toolbars, and it goes through the role of each important menu item.
…Android Studios user interface, is based on the community edition of…IntelliJ IDEA, and it shares most of its functionality with that product.…With a lot of tools that are unique to Android tossed in.…Most of the menus match what you would find in…any computer software, such as the File Menu, Edit, and View.…And there's also a Help Menu that you can use to get to the documentation.…But there are other menus that are unique to the process of development.…
And these are mostly the same in the Java…version, that's IntelliJ IDEA, and the Android version, Android Studio.…These Menus include Navigate, to find your way around the code, the Code Menu to make…simple changes, Analyze, to look at what your code is doing, Refactor…to make changes that have consequences, Build and Run for creating and testing…your app, and the Tools and VCS Menus that let you integrate with external tools.…
Throughout the Menus, you'll see that there are…keyboard shortcut hints next to particular Menu choices.…But there are also documents available,…
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.