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Android Development—Android SDK Tools Part 5

Android is one of the highly proliferated smartphone and tablet platforms and have highest use-bases around the globe therefore, non can deny or ignore it. Moreover, several attempts from Google has made this platform more attractive for Android developers and many seasoned developers are working on the Android development project whether free of paid. For Android development Android SDK is vital as it consists of highly useful tools for novice as well as experienced developers so we have seen some details about few tools in previous parts and now in this part we will continue our journey further.

Pixel Perfect This tool is highly useful to view Hierarchical Viewer and this is important feature. This tool is a standalone in itself and allows application designers to zoom in an UI of the application when it is running and developers can see the exact pixels so it is called Pixel Perfect. With this tool developers can align user interface controls as well as can check icon positions and identify the issues arise with any platform scaling. This tool is specially helpful for bringing the UIs or the planned UIs by graphic designers to make comparison for the selection of most fitted UIs for Android development projects. You can access this tool from the menu bar in the Eclipse: Window>Open Perspective>Other...>Pixel Perfect. This is highly useful for UX designing because you have to see the all components at user experience perspective like actual size of icon with relation to avoid possible collisions. Making UIs attractive and functional always demands thorough inspection of the UI components and this tool can give that.


Android Development—Android SDK Tools Part 5