Making the Android SDK source code available in Eclipse

As of Android 4.0 the integration of the Android SDK source code is much easier.

You can just download the source code via the Android SDK Manager. The sources are downloaded to the source directory located in “path_to_android_sdk/sources/android-xx”. xx is the api level number (15 for 4.0.3). You can then add the source code as a source attachment to your android.jar.

I included this info in my Android Tutorial.

Thanks to Ed Burnette for pointing that out on Google+.

Kudos also the the ADT team which made this great improvement in development experience.

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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