Android – In Eclipse, "Graphical Layout" tab does not appear for my layout files

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Problem: In Eclipse, “Graphical Layout” tab does not appear for my layout files.

Description:
As i have mentioned in my earlier post that i have changed to Eclipse Indigo development environment, i was trying to open the Design layout of my xml file and it is being appeared:

Problem while loading XML files

Problem while loading XML files

Instead it should be actually appeared as:

Actual output when we load XML layout files

Actual output when we load XML layout files

Solution:

In Layout folder, right click on any xml layout file, select open with -> Android Layout Editor. Enjoy :)

Solution-2: (May be permanent):

I just made a trick to solve the above problem. It may be helpful to you, just try it, select any xml layout file, click on window->preferences and now follow as per the below snap:

Android - graphical layout editor

Android - graphical layout editor

Paresh Mayani

Paresh Mayani is a lead android developer from India. Currently, He is Sr. Software engineer at InfoStretch Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He has been developing android apps since very 1st version i.e. Android 1.5, he says he has seen days and nights of Android history. He is the Head/Organizer of Google Developers Group (GDG), Ahmedabad

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