Questions tagged [android-studio]

Use for questions about using Android Studio, an official IDE by Google targeted at Android app development. Do NOT use for questions about programming for Android in general; instead, use the [android] tag.

Android Studio is the official Android development environment that is based on IntelliJ IDEA. Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging.

Android Studio offers:

  • Gradle-based build support.
  • Clean Logcat for different packages with filtering options.
  • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems. ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
  • A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging, App Engine, and Firebase as server-side components.
  • Android Native Development (NDK) support, including single-step debugging of JNI C++ code, code completion, Gradle build support for JNI C++ code
  • Image Asset Studio, a tool which generates a set of icons for your Android applications from an existing image, clipart, or text-string resources
  • Vector Asset Studio, a tool which enables the developer to import and manage vector graphics as a drawable resource
  • Instant preview and review of incremental code changes on the emulator or physical device without redeploying a new debug build or, in many cases, without restarting the app
  • Built-in Git Client with GitHub integration
  • New and improved Compose View Library for better alternating Layouts with different designs.
  • Various debugging and analysis tools are available: Android Profiler, Android Debug Bridge, Android Emulator, Device File Explorer, CPU Profiler, systrace, Layout Inspector, Network Profiler and an Emulator for Wear OS.

The current stable version is Android Studio Flamingo | 2022.2.1 Patch 2 May 24, 2023.


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Rename package in Android Studio

How do you rename packages in the new IDE Android Studio, based on IntelliJ IDEA? Is there an automatic refactoring included? I want to make bulk refactoring, but I don't know how. I worked two years with Eclipse and in Eclipse it's a one-click…
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Where to place the 'assets' folder in Android Studio?

I am confused about the assets folder. It doesn't come auto-created in Android Studio, and almost all the forums in which this is discussed talk about Eclipse. How can the Assets directory be configured in Android Studio?
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What is Gradle in Android Studio?

Gradle is a bit confusing to me, and also for any new Android developer. Can anyone explain what Gradle in Android Studio is and what its purpose is? Why is it included in Android Studio?
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What should be in my .gitignore for an Android Studio project?

What files should be in my .gitignore for an Android Studio project? I've seen several examples that all include .iml but IntelliJ docs say that .iml must be included in your source control.
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How do I "select Android SDK" in Android Studio?

After a successful import of an Eclipse-Android-Project into "Android Studio 1.4", I get the error "Please select Android SDK" when I click on the button to run the application in the simulator, I can't find any way of doing that. This dialog opens…
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Code formatting shortcuts in Android Studio for Operation Systems

I have started developing with Android Studio. In Eclipse I was using Ctrl + Shift + F, but in Android Studio it does not work. It will be different. How can I jump to any method in a .java file? I was using Ctrl + O in Eclipse. Is it available?…
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Android Studio Error "Android Gradle plugin requires Java 11 to run. You are currently using Java 1.8"

I downloaded the newest Android Studio, and I wanted to run the Android Jetpack Compose Project, but when I ran it, I got the error: > Failed to apply plugin ''. > Android Gradle plugin requires Java 11 to run. You…
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What is the shortcut to Auto import all in Android Studio?

Is there any way of auto importing in Android Studio. Something like the auto-import feature that Eclipse has when you use the keybinding: SHIFT + CTRL + O in Android Studio? Currently I have only found CTRL + ALT + O, which ask each individual…
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How do I add a library project to Android Studio?

How do I add a library project (such as Sherlock ABS) to Android Studio? (Not to the old ADT Eclipse-based bundle, but to the new Android Studio.)
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Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name after upgrading to AppCompat v23

I've always programmed Android with Eclipse and decided to start migrating to Android Studio. I decided to use the same SDK I already had for Eclipse, then: Started a new project Set minimum SDK 4.0 (API Level 14) Choose Blank Activity option Used…
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"cannot resolve symbol R" in Android Studio

In every instance in all of my classes where I reference, the R is in red and it says "cannot resolve symbol R". Also every time there is R.layout.something it is underlined in red and says "cannot resolve method setContentView(?)".…
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How to get the SHA-1 fingerprint certificate in Android Studio for debug mode?

I am trying to make a Map app in Android Studio, on Windows. How can I find the SHA-1 fingerprint certificate number? When I was using Eclipse it was right under Windows -> Preferences -> Android -> Build. But in Android Studio I couldn't find a…
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Invoke-customs are only supported starting with android 0 --min-api 26

before i'm use build version gradle 26 but after change buildtoolsversion to 27 like as this image I am using android studio 4.2.2 recently i update all my dependency and sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_10 targetCompatibility…
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How to completely uninstall Android Studio on Mac?

I recently downloaded Android Studio on my Macbook Pro and I messed up with it every time I open it. It gives me plugin errors and several other errors. I need to uninstall it completely from my mac. I tried to delete it from my mac and then install…
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Search all the occurrences of a string in the entire project in Android Studio

I've just started using Android Studio (IntelliJ), and I now look for the feature to find the occurrence of a string in any of the files in my project. For example: I want to find all the files that contain the string ".getUuid()" The search at the…
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