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How to manage Android studio,some key features,shortcuts

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How to manage Android studio,some key features,shortcuts


For android application development you need an IDE ,so Google at the initial level decide  to go with Eclipse which is the product of IBM. it was a powerful IDE on the time of initial level like in 3 years ago. But now is the time of gradle view its so simple and powerful easy to compile and run,that why google sifted from Eclipse to Android Studio now its an official Integrated Development Environment  (IDE) for Android application development.Must read full article you will understand How to manage Android Studio,some key features,shortcuts.


Android Studio is based on IntelliJ IDEA.Google customise the IntelliJ IDEA with powerful code editor and development tools with a numbers of great and enhance features that was not there in Eclipse that why it’s more productive

Here is some key features of Android Studio have a look.

  • Gradle-based build system which is very flexible.
  • Very feature-rich and fast emulator
  • Support all android Devices in a unified environment where developer can develop and test the application.
  • Instant Run to push changes to your running app without rebuild a new APK its save a lot of time and its super fast
  • GitHub integration is so easy with a number of code templates to help developer for building common app features and import sample code.
  • Extensive testing tools and frameworks
  • Performance tool for checking you app performance in runtime.
  • Version compatibility ,usability
  • C++ and NDK support


Project Structure in Android studio.

In Android Studio your project files are arranged in Android project view as you can find in the image

Its well organised in modules so the you can get a quick access of your important file whatever is the file may be java files or and resource file .


Gradle Scripts is the top level of all files and each modules contains some folders like these are


  • manifests: Contains the AndroidManifest.xml file.
  • java: Contains the Java source code files, including JUnit test code.
  • res: Contains all non-code resources, such as XML layouts, UI strings, and bitmap images.

The User Interface of Android studioandroid-studio-user-interface





  1. The TollBar -its carry a wide range of action like launching the android tools ,running and debugging the app and may more
  2. The Navigation bar –its helps developer to navigate all the project file and editing ability as well as a more compact view of the project files and all folders
  3. The Editor window – its a powerful window which give the ability to create new file modify code depending upon the current file, in edit you can change the mode like layout editor  or java code file editor .
  4. The tool window bar :-basically its help to you expand or collapse the individual tool window like terminal ,run,debug, to-do,event-log and many more and its not effect the running application ..
  5. The tool windows- give you access to specific tasks like project management, search, version control, and more. You can expand them and collapse them.
  6. The status bar- displays the status of your project and the IDE itself, as well as any warnings or messages.

Keyboard shortcuts for some useful tool windows.

Tool Window Windows and Linux Mac
Project Alt+1 Command+1
Version Control Alt+9 Command+9
Run Shift+F10 Control+R
Debug Shift+F9 Control+D
Android Monitor Alt+6 Command+6
Return to Editor Esc Esc
Hide All Tool Windows Control+Shift+F12 Command+Shift+F12

Now i think you guys understand  how to manage android studio thanks or reading our blog “How to manage Android Studio,some key features,shortcuts“.

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