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ConstraintLayout 101 & the new Layout Builder in Android Studio

ConstraintLayout 101 & the new Layout Builder in Android Studio

What is ConstraintLayout?

ConstraintLayout  is a new type of layout that you can use in your Android App, it is compatible down to API level 9 and is part of the support library. Its aim is to reduce layout hierarchies (and improve performance of layouts) and it also reduces the complexity of trying to work with RelativeLayouts.  It is compatible with other layouts, so they can live in harmony together without having to choose one or the other.

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How to create your own Live Templates in Android Studio/IntelliJ – Part 2

How to create your own Live Templates in Android Studio/IntelliJ – Part 2

In the last post we looked at how to create a File Template in Android Studio. In this post we will look at Live Templates and how to make your own.

Live templates are “frequently-used or custom code constructs that you can insert into your source code file quickly, efficiently and accurately.”

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How to make your own File Templates in Android Studio – Part 1

How to make your own File Templates in Android Studio – Part 1

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I have recently discovered something which is currently making my life easier at the moment: Custom file templates. What is a file template? A file template is a source file that already contains some code to get you started.

In this example, we are going to look at creating a file template for a RecyclerView adapter implementation which is something I often have to look up when trying to create it.

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