If you’ve been working with the last few builds of Android Studio you know that the ability to create new resource directories was broken. The only work-around was a hacky process of going into some of the settings dialogs and creating the folder from there.
Well the 0.1.9 patch just came out and the New Resource Directory dialog is back (actually it came back in the short-lived 0.1.7 release from a few days ago).
I love the way that this is implemented because it takes care of all of that subtle folder naming that goes into resource specialization.
Android’s support for resource specialization is one of the real powers of the platform in my opinion but manually building those names can be easy to mess up. With this dialog you simply select the resource type, the qualifiers and then enter or select (depending on the qualifier) the value to qualify by.
This is a great feature and goes a long way to making one’s life simpler.
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