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Android Development Tools for Eclipse by Sanjay Shah, Khirulnizam Abd Rahman

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Chapter 2. Important Features of the IDE

This chapter describes several important features in Eclipse and an ADT Environment useful to develop an Android app. It is separated into the following topics:

  • Project explorer
  • Code editor
  • Graphical user interface designer
  • Properties window
  • Debugging pane
  • Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS)
  • SDK manager
  • Android virtual device manager
  • Running an application
  • Getting help

Project explorer

The project explorer is a tool to view all folders and files under a project. By double-clicking the item, one can open and edit the file. When we create a new project, which will be discussed thoroughly in Chapter 3,Creating a New Project, the ADT will automatically create all these default folders and files, as shown in the following ...

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