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Print Android instrumentation tests logs in the terminal/console

While debugging some Android instrumentation tests that were ran using adb shell am instrument, I needed to print some logs into the terminal/console to inspect the flow and resolve some issues. Ever been coding away, trying to track down what’s happening under the hood, thinking Log.i/e/d or System.out would be your trusty sidekicks for logging

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Android Bottom Border Line

The simplest way to add a bottom border line to a view is this one. If you search on Google and StackOverflow you will find many ways to do this, but they seemed overly complex compared to this one. So if you ever need a border line at the bottom of a view you can

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Android – HTML in textView

Display HTML format First we will present below what are the supported tags for a textView and what are not supported. You can skip this section if you are already familiar with these or you want to jump directly into action :) Supported tags Unsupported tags <a href=”…”> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br> <cite> <del> <dfn>

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Signing key SHA1 fingerprints within AndroidStudio

Did you know you can get the signing SHA1 and MD5 fingerprints within AndroidStudio? Ever needed the SHA1, SHA-256 or MD5 fingerprints of your Android debug/release key/certificate? Maybe for a new API or framework that you want to integrate in your project like Firebase, Facebook or Maps? See that you can also get it from AndroidStudio, pretty

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Android: CoordinatorLayout RecyclerView First Item not visible

Problem I had to implement a Toolbar with tabs, together with CoordinatorLayout, and the content of each tab had to be a list of items, for which I used RecyclerView. But when I ran the app, the first item in the list was overlapped by the tabs, so it was not fully visible. This is how my xml

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Android Studio can’t open Android Device Monitor

Problem Recently I had this issue: my Android Device Monitor didn’t open and and an error log file was generated every time I was tring to open it, under Android – sdk – tools – lib – monitor-x86_64 – configuration. Also, I have to mention that it happened on Windows. I googled it and found different answers but none

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Android Gradle Dependencies by Flavors

In a previous post about Gradle Flavors and Build Types, we mentioned that we can set different dependencies inside dependencies{} block by flavors, by build type or both combined. Below we will see an example for each situation. By flavors <flavorName>Compile apply plugin: ‘com.android.application’ android { compileSdkVersion 23 buildToolsVersion “23.0.3” defaultConfig { applicationId “com.example.diana.buildvariants” minSdkVersion 15 targetSdkVersion

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Error:Execution failed for task ‘:Application:transformClassesWithDexFor

Error:Execution failed for task ‘:Application:transformClassesWithDexForMyFlavorName’. > com.android.build.api.transform.TransformException: com.android.ide.common.process.ProcessException: org.gradle.process.internal.ExecException: Process ‘command ‘/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_79.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java” finished with non-zero exit value 2 I had this error after updating the project to the latest Build Tools 23.0.0. After spending some hours on google to find a solution without any success, I tried to deactivate the Instant Run option from Preferences.

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Android Set Horizontal Divider to a Vertical LinearLayout

If you need to use a “list” divider, but you need it on a vertical LinearLayout instead of a List you can do this by using some attributes on the LinearLayout. It’s not very straightforward as you maybe expected, but it’s not very difficult either. Before starting, you have to know the 2 major things this

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