Isn’t it annoying when trying to create an Android layout, but the Layout Preview doesn’t seem to be working? Some times it is completely empty, or some weird stacktrace gives no clue of what is wrong.

Fear not, as I wrote a blog post exactly for that! Make sure to head over to the Novoda blog to check it out.

Working with the Layout Preview

Android Studio comes with a powerful tool that helps you understand how your layout files are going to be rendered on the user's device. As powerful as this tool can be, it can lead to some misleading errors driving the developer crazy. This post talks about how to get the

Special thanks go to Sebastiano Poggi, Daniele Conti and Daniele Bonaldo for all their help writing the article.

The article was featured in issue #265 of the Android Weekly