Android Layout

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Probably most of you have already seen and even used the weird XML attributes with tools: prefix while designing the app layouts in Android Studio. Personally, I was using tools:text attribute a lot in places where text should be added dynamically at a runtime and therefore using android:text attribute wasn’t feasible.

However, my relationships with this powerful tool didn’t go beyond tools:text, tools:visibility and tools:context attributes until few months ago I encountered a problem while designing the layout of my personal app project. The view block below the <RecyclerView> was not visible in layout preview because the <RecyclerView> was covering…


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