Following, the demonstation at the Google I/O conference this year, Google today released the version 11 of the Android Development Tools (ADT) plugin. ADT 11 focuses on editor improvements:
First, it offers several new visual refactoring operations, such as “Extract Include” and “Extract Style,” which help automatically extract duplicated layout fragments and style attributes into reusable layouts, styles, and themes.
Second, the visual layout editor now supports fragments, palette configurations, and improved support for custom views.
Last, XML editing has been improved with new quick fixes, code completion in more file types and many “go to declaration” enhancements.
For an in-depth demo, check out the video of Android Development Tools session at Google I/O, below:
Please note that the “visual layout editor depends on a layout rendering library that ships with each version of the platform component in the SDK. We’re currently working on a number of improvements to this library as well, which we plan to release soon for all platform versions. When we release the updates, some new features in ADT 11 will be “unlocked” – such as support for ListView previewing,” Google stated.
For full list of ADT 1’s new features and enhancements, please visit ADT page.
[Source: Android Developers blog]