Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tutorial on How to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Android applications are the things that have made Android prominent among users. You can get Android apps on each and every matter of life from entertainment to professional. It has brought some serious and awesome way of business marketing strategy. Since, the app increases the sell of any particular business. But, “have you ever wondered, that how these apps been developed?” I guess your answer is No! Many of my friends and readers have asked about it that “how these apps been developed?” So, the concise answer is that these applications can be developed by different plugins and today we are going to discuss about the configuration of such plugin, so you are going to learn that, “how to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse?”

ADT Plugin for Eclipse

Developers use different methods to develop Android Apps. Today we are going to share one of the famous method that is being used to develop the Androids. Android offers a plugin for the Eclipse which is called Android Development Tools (ADT). The ADT plugin provides you the best and powerful environment in which Android apps can be developed.
The ADT Eclipse simply extends the power of Eclipse and let you develop Android apps and projects quickly. It saves your time while developing apps, as it is the powerful plugin that let your job done quickly. Since, you have now known much about ADT Eclipse, now, it is my duty to teach you about the configuration of ADT plugin for Eclipse.

Configuring ADT Plugin for Android Eclipse

You are supposed to follow the below steps to configure ADT plugin for Android Eclipse. However, before that make that you have installed Android Eclipse at your device, if Eclipse is not installed on your device that ADT plugin cannot be configured on your Android phone. So, before, following the steps install Android Eclipse if not installed and if already installed then follow the below given steps.

ADT Eclipse Plugin Requirements

  • Android Eclipse 3.7.2 (Indigo) or greater than this. The lesser version of Eclipse cannot support the ADT
  • Android Eclipse JDT Plugin 
  • JDK 6
  • ADT Eclipse is not compatible with GNU compiler for JAVA (GCJ)

Follow the Steps to Configure ADT Plugin

Now, lets come to the main objective of the post, follow these steps to configure ADT plugin for Eclipse.

First Installing

First of all, you are supposed to Start Eclipse (3.7.2 or above)
Afterwards, Select the Help menu and then select Install New Software
Now Click on Add, right from the top right corner and from there you’ll see two boxes one of name box and second of location. Enter ADT Plugin in the name box and in the location, enter the below given URL. The following URL is being used for secure connections.
https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/
And after that Click OK

How to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse

Now, in the opened Dialog box, select the check box next to Developer Tools and Click Next.
Now, you’ll have another list of tools to be downloaded, you only have to Click Next from that window
Afterwards, Read and Accept the license agreements, then Click Finish. In some cases after finishing people receive a warning like this, “ The authenticity or validity of the software can't be established”. Then do not worry and Click OK.

How to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse

After installation, it is time to configure ADT Plugin
When your installation get completed, Restart the Android Eclipse.
Now your installation is completed it is time to configure ADT plugin. After the restarting of Eclipse you must specify the location of your Android SDK directory.

Now Configuring

Now, you have to go through the below points, to learn the complete method of configuring ADT Plugin.
From the Perspective icon, Click on Web in the top right hand corner.
Now, by using the Project Explorer tab in the left corner, right Click on the existing project and Select Open Project
Afterwards, browse the resulting project file, right click tiapp.xml in the root of the project and from there Select Open With and then TiApp Editor. 

How to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse

Now, from the SDKs version drop down list, you have to choose your preferred Titanium SDK
Afterwards, Check the Android SDK section or area of the Titanium Comparability Matrix, just to determine that which Android versions are compatible with your chosen Titanium SDK.
Now, close tiapp.xml

How to configure ADT Plugin for Eclipse

Furthermore, Select Windows from Studio Menu and then Select Preferences then Preference for MAC OS X to open the preference dialog.
Now you have to navigate to Android
Afterwards, Click the Browse button to configure the Android SDK location
Select the target Android SDK from the list with keeping in mind that the version is compatible with Titanium SDK version which you have chosen, as mentioned above.
Now navigate to Studio and then Platforms and after that to Android
Now Click the Browse to configure the Android SDK Home.
Select a target Android SDK from the default Android SDK drop-down list, ensuring that its version is compatible with your Titanium SDK version
In last Click on OK to save Preferences changes.
Congratulations, after going through such big and massive steps your Android ADT plugin for Eclipse is successfully configured. You may use Android ADT plugin to develop any sort of Android applications very easily, if you have expertise in it.

Sum Up

These was the complete method from installing to configuring about configuring the ADT plugin for Eclipse. The installation to configuring complete method was added, since, the half method may confuses you and you get distracted.
Hence, if you have any questions or queries related to this tutorial then feel free to approach us, we will get back to you and will try to remove your all queries and answer your all related questions as soon as possible.
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