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Thursday, February 2, 2012

05. Install ADT plugin for Eclipse

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Now you have installed Eclipse. ADT plugin helps to create Android project in Eclipse. Go to the below url to download ADT.

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Current version will show under the ADT plugin for Eclipse. Click on that version and find the download link.














We actually download and install it directly to the Eclipse. We can see the repository url here. We want to copy this to the clipboard and go to the eclipse. Select the Install New Software under the Help.
Basically this is asking us to give a site which we can download the software. Here we paste that url.
Then click Add to added as a site.


It searching that site to see what is available for us to download. After it done, select the Developer tool check box to download all the files and click Next.




Then choose options accordingly below screenshots.


























After the installation, restart the Eclipse. You should see the below Android commands in the tool bar.



Here we can open the Android SDK manager, create a new Android project, create a test project and create new android xml file.
We need to tell eclipse where are android SDK is. It will show an error when you click on the SDK manager button. To setup the SDK manager to eclipse, click Window button and select Preferences .
Then click on Android and Browse SDK installation folder for SDK Location.

 





















Now you can access the Android SDK manager clicking that button.
So with that you successfully downloaded and installed the Android Gingerbread SDK to Eclipse. And you have android development tool. Now you have officially ready to get started with android development.

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