Android Build a Simple Android App Creating the Screen Layout Adding a Button

Jaymin Brahmbhatt
Jaymin Brahmbhatt
479 Points

Android Studio looks different from teacher's

Hi

I'm concerned that my android studio interface is pretty different from the teacher's. I understand that this may be due to the version that I'm using being newer than the one used by Ben. For example, my component tree shows "Constraint Layout" which contains the textviews and button. In Ben's, it is called the relative layout. Is there something wrong with my version of Android Studio, and will it impact my learning in the future?

Thanks!

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
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Jonathan Grieve
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Hi Jaymin,

Of course, this will depend on what version of Android Studio you're using but for the most part, the things you're learning in your version should be applicable to what is happening in the video... or to put it another way there shouldn;t be much difference,

I recommend always using the latest version of the studio, howver if you are concerned you can run different versions of Android Studio on your computer. I prefer not to do this so I don't know how that works precisely but it is definitely possible. :)

Jaymin Brahmbhatt
Jaymin Brahmbhatt
479 Points

Thanks so much for the answer Jonathan! I simply downloaded the version that was on the Android Studio website. I imagine this would be the most latest, as it was what showed up there. I understand that some things might be a bit different, I just don't want to be doing something that's completely different/wrong once I'm further into the course.