Layout inspector for Android
Compose desktop application for viewing layouts and measure distance between views.
Uses adb commands under the hood
adb shell screencap for screenshots and
adb shell uiautomator dump for layout.
- Adb installed
- Java 11 to run
- Java 15 to package an installable
Running the application locally
You’ll get an installation file depending on what OS you are running.
For linux install via
For mac just open the dmg file.
The app will be installed as ComposeAndroidLayoutInspector.
Failed to get devices
Adb configuration might be wonky, either it can’t be found or it’s a different version from what you normally use.
The application will prompt you to define what adb to run. Enter it into the text field. Run
which adb to find it. This is then saved as
Selection box is cropped
For some reason on a device such as Pixel3XL the selection box does not span the whole view. it seems this is an issue with
uiautomator dump command not getting correct layout. If you are using an emulator try to use a different version.