Android UI Designer Not Automatically Opening With Layout XML Files

Hello Community,

I've been using IntelliJ IDEA 12 Community Edition to develop an Android application for the last several months. I like it better than Eclipse so far, but I've run into a problem. For a reason unknown to me, the UI Designer has stopped opening with my XML Layout files. This happens (or doesn't happen, really) with all XML Layout files (old and new) in one project only. I can still edit the XML files manually, but I was wondering if there is some setting that may have been inadvertly changed or if there is a way that I can manually trigger the UI Designer.

Thanks in advance,
Michael

3 comments

Hello,

What does that mean "stopped opening"?

When you open the editor of your XML resource how many tabs have an editor?
no tabs? or 2 tab: "Design" and "Text"?

Check status "Android Designer" plugin (enabled/disbled)
Settings -> Plugins

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Oy. Thanks. Somehow, I managed to forget and not notice that I needed to go to the design tab to see what I was looking for. Forgive my stupidity.

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Oy. Thanks. Somehow, I managed to forget and not notice that I needed to go to the design tab to see what I was looking for. Forgive my stupidity.

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