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Creating a new android project Step by step

 Here is the step by step description of how to create a project in android just open eclipse and follow these steps.

1. Choose File, New, Android Project or click the Android Project creator  icon,
on the Eclipse toolbar.The first time you try to create an Android Project, you might need to choose File,New, Project and then select the Android, Android Project. After you have done this
once, it appears in the Eclipse project types and you can use the method described in Step 1.

2. Choose a project name. In this case, name the project Myactivity.

3. Choose a location for the project. Because this is a new project, select the Create New Project in Workspace radio button. Check the Use Default Location check box.If you prefer to store your project files in another location, simply uncheck the Use Default Location check box and browse to the directory of your choice.
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4. Select a build target for your application. For most applications, you want to select the version of Android most appropriate for the devices used by your target audience and the needs of your application. If you will be using the Google add-ons (for example, Google Maps), be sure to choose the Google APIs version for your target platform. For this example, the Android 2.1 (API
level 7) build target is sufficient.

5. Specify an application name. This name is what users will see. In this case, call the application Droid #1.

6. Specify a package name, following standard package namespace conventions for Java. Because   all code in this book falls under the com.androidbook.* namespace, use the package name com.androidbook.myactivity.

7. Check the Create Activity check box. This will instruct the wizard to create a default launch Activity class for the application. Call your activity Droid Activity.

8. Confirm that the Min SDK Version field is correct. This field will be set to the API level of the build target by default (Android 2.1 is API level 7). If you want to support older versions of the Android SDK, you need to change this field. However, in this case, we can leave it as its default value.

9. Click the Next button.

10. The Android project wizard allows you to create a test project in conjunction with your Android application. For this example, a test project is unnecessary. However, you can always add a test project later by clicking the Android Test Project creator icon, which is to the right of the Android project wizard icon (with the letter a, letter and letter u: ) on the Eclipse toolbar. Test projects are discussed in detail in Hour 22, “Testing Android Applications.”

11. Click the Finish button.

Note: The Android Project Wizard creates all the required files for an Android application you don't need to worry about it.


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