Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

General Discussion

Define screen orientation in Android Studio


I'm following the "Build a simple android app"-track. I'm not working with eclipse anymore, but with Android Studio instead and there I can't seem to find the Android Manifest application, so I have to add it manually.

I had found this piece of code: <activity android:name="com.screenorientation.MainActivity" android:label="@string/app_name" android:screenOrientation="portrait">

But can't seem to get it to work.

EDIT: I didn't see the code was shown later in the video, but I do get another error:

android:label="@string/title_activity_main" android:screenOrientation ="portrait">

It says me it cannot resolve symbol @string/title_activity_main

1 Answer

Luke Bellamy
Luke Bellamy
3,592 Points

Things are done differently in android studio. The manifest will be there however it will be in a strange place. Try looking in something like this: WORKSPACE <appname>/<modulename>/src/main/androidmanifest

Example: Crystalball/app/src/main/androidmanifest

The strings should be defined in the strings.xml file in the values folder