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Layout Editor Feedback Tooltips

posted Aug 10, 2011, 6:29 PM by Tor Norbye
The layout editor now has a "feedback tooltip" which provides feedback during some operations.

For example, when resizing, it will display the new dimensions of the resized object.  Here's a button being resized in a LinearLayout; in the horizontal dimension the width is being set to 176dp, and the height is being set to layout weight 0.31:
As another example, when drag & dropping in a RelativeLayout, during the drag the proposed constraints are displayed:
The tooltip positions itself such that it does not obscure the constraint feedback.