Setting up Android Studio SDK to use its Visual Designers
Elements can allow you to optionally use "Android Studio for Windows" to visually design the user interfaces for your Android projects in Google's official designers, as described in here.
- Download Android Studio: developer.android.com
Installing Android Studio will also offer to install the Android SDK for you, saving you the trouble to do so manually.
Elements should detect Android Studio automatically, but if necessary, you can also manually specify the path in the Tools|Options Dialog.
Once Android Studio is installed, you can simply right-click the project node of your Android project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and choose "Edit User Interface Files in Android Studio":
- Editing Android XML Layout Files in Android Studio.
- Installing the Java JDK
- Installing the Android SDK
- Integration with Android Studio for visual design of Android Layout files is new in Version 8.1.