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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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The constraints toolbar

Although we will always want to spend a lot of time perfecting our final designs, a lot of the development cycle will be taken up with experimentation and trying out new ideas. We want to test these individual designs as quickly as possible, and this is where auto-connect and inference come in. These functions can be accessed through the constraints toolbar, which contains other useful tools and is worth looking at in detail.

The constraints toolbar

From left to right, the toolbar breaks down as follows.

  • Show Constraints: Displays all constraints, not just those of the selected components.
  • Auto-connect: When this is ...

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