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Design Tools Suite UX enhancements in Android Studio 4.1

Layout editor

Helper palette
Helper creation through multi-select
Helper manipulation through new attribute panel sections
Discrepancy between the Layout Editor’s preview and the app’s rendering on an emulator due to tools attributes
Using the new tools attributes toggle
Using the new visibility controls on the component tree
Component tree shows visibility status with icons
Tools overrides android visibility
Keymap preference includes design editors’ shortcuts
Using the transform panel to rotate the service dog image

Resource manager

Drawable picker

Navigation editor

Navigation destination as tree in split view
Add Deep Link dialog with new attributes

Motion editor

Showing position keyframe grid and value overlay
Using the transition curve editor

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