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Creating a new Android Project in Eclipse Helios with ADT11

iconThis is a simple Android application that has a picture and a button to pronounce the word for the picture.

STEP 1: Create a new project, let say MMTEST1.

Click the Android Project wizard icon as in the Figure 1.

imageFigure 1

Click here to read more…

Complete the Project information as in Figure 2. FYI; Android 2.1 (Eclair) – API Level 7, Android 2.2 (Froyo) – API Level 8, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – API Level 9.

Click Finish when you have completed all the information.

mmtest1-project-android-wizzardFigure 2

And you’ll get the Project folder as in Figure 3.

imageFigure 3


STEP 2: Preparing the multimedia components.

This project is to introduce multimedia elements such as images and sound. I have prepared the files, it’s available for download here. Inside the zip files you will have the image for background and a picture of an object. The other material is the sound.

imageFigure 4: Inside the (download here)

Put the image files in the res/drawable, and the sound in the assets (as in Figure 5). Use the file explorer to locate the workspace. (Workspace – is a folder assigned as the project storage for Eclipse, to locate go to Project –> Properties, you’ll se Location in the Resources)

imageFigure 5: The position of the multimedia files in the workspace.

imageFigure 6: The multimedia resources as viewed in the project navigator.


STEP 3: The GUI design for the app.

imageFigure 7: The GUI designer in graphical mode.

Or simple copy and paste the main.xml code in the XML mode.

imageFigure 8: The Graphical Layout designer in XML mode.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""
android:keepScreenOn="true" android:text="Kereta lumba"/>
<ImageView android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:src="@drawable/kereta" android:id="@+id/imageView1" android:layout_width="match_parent"></ImageView>
<Button android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:text="Sebutan: kereta lumba" android:id="@+id/btnsebutan"></Button>
<MediaController android:id="@+id/mediaController1" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content"></MediaController>


STEP 4: The sourcecode.

Locate the Java source code file in the src. Copy the Java source to your source file. Make sure to change the package name.

imageFigure 9: The Java sourcecode.

Java source:


import android.content.res.AssetFileDescriptor;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.widget.Button;

public class MMTEST1 extends Activity implements OnClickListener{

private MediaPlayer mp;
private Button btnsebutan;
/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

btnsebutan = (Button) findViewById(;
btnsebutan.setEnabled(true);// disable button

public void onClick(View v) {

mp = new MediaPlayer();
AssetFileDescriptor afd = getAssets().openFd("keretalumba.mp3");
mp.setDataSource(afd.getFileDescriptor(), afd.getStartOffset(), afd.getLength());
catch(Exception e) {}

STEP 5: Compile and running.


If you find it difficult configure Eclipse and ADT 11, I have a completely configured installer just for U guys. Just download Eclipse Indigo + ADT 11 here (800MB). Extract it in C, and you're ready to go.

Tested on Windows 32/64 bit. Set the workspace on c:\adt11-indigo\workspace\ ... Have fun!



  1. is this really complete?does it have the following?:android sdk,java jdk,eclipse sdk and ADT?...what would you advice, an eclipse helios or indigo?whats the difference?hope you reply.thanks!

  2. What do u mean by 'this'?
    The installer is complete with eclipse + adt + Android sdk. However you need to install JDK 1.6...
    Indigo is better, coz it's the latest...

  3. how to make new layout?

    1. Right click on ur project Name (on the Project Navigator) and choose New->Other from the list. Hit on Android folder and you'll see Android XML Layout File and hit Next button. Enter the file name (eg: pref.xml), choose LinearLayout from Root Element, and Finish button.
      All the best...

  4. Kerul can you please help me in creating slidetounlock in android .


  5. Can u plz help me in creating slidetounlock in android which goes to next activity on completion .


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