Exploring Android Studio – Migrating to Android Studio

Welcome to Part 3 of this review of the Pluralsight course Exploring Android Studio
by Larry Schiefer


Larry Schiefer

Larry Schiefer is the CTO and co-founder of HiQES, a mobile, embedded, and application development service company. Larry has over 16 years of experience leading teams, and designing and developing high performance and robust software, and is a Google GDE.

Migrating to Android Studio


This module covers the exporting of an existing Eclipse ADT project

Unlike Eclipse, Android Studio uses a Gradle-based build system.

Exporting Projects From Eclipse

Larry explains that there is an ADT plugin which includes the ability to export existing projects for Gradle-based builds. We warns that this is not the best long term option however.

We also learn the ADT provide export functionality is no longer needed, as we can now directly import Eclipse projects.

Larry demonstrates the ADT plugin approach in this clip.

Importing Projects Into Android Studio

This clip demonstrates directly importing Eclipse projects. An example ToastTester app is run inside an Android emulator.

Larry ends with a brief discussion of using these projects in Git.

Common Android Studio Settings

It’s nearly time to go full throttle, but first we learn some additional options to tweak.

Larry shows how to change the theme to Darcula.

I found that this change no longer requires Android Studio to be restarted.

Larry also discusses several of the changes that you can make to the Editor Settings, including the Smart Keys and Colors & Fonts sections which are found by using the General drop down.

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