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Goran Markovic
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Joined: Sep 26, 2008
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Hi, I have just start to develop android, and I just cannot start my Hello World application.
I have followed instructions about android installation, I have changed several Eclipse IDE's, but still, when I press f11 to compile, it 'does' some job int he background, activate my virtual device, but wont to behave just as it should!
Only " Android . . . " is displayed on the screen, which mean that my class isn't 'loaded', somehow.
This is sample class :

And, also main.xml file, which reflect contains xml representation of display window :
main.xml :

then, strings.xml :

AndroidManifest.xml :

and file :

Just as I said, I did install everything I needed (SDK, ADT plugin, etc...), but it still wont work
I appreciate any help!
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Slobodan at a glance everything looks fine to me. How long did you want for the simulator to boot up?? It can take 2-3 minutes to boot on old machines...

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Goran Markovic
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Hi Ankit.
It takes only a few seconds, and emulator appears, displaying - "ANDROID_" (where underscore continuously blink). Emulator doesn't respond to any button pressing.
Now I am downloading MOTODEV IDE, to try it.
Just as I said, I have downloaded several Eclipse distribution, and permute at any way I could (SDK version, different emulators,etc..) but it wond work
Goran Markovic
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I have downloaded MOTODEV, but the behavior is the same.. I just do not understand....
David O'Meara

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sounds like a problem with the virtual device and not necessarily the application.
Have you tried creating a new one to test the app?
Goran Markovic
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It breakthrough somehow!
Do not how, but it starts working...I was messing with various type of emulators, and it works (just need to figure out what tpe of emulator I chose, because I tried every )
Thanks for your time and patience...

James Elsey
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Joined: Dec 21, 2007
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I've found similar behaviour, sometimes I can load up my application, sometimes I can't

One thing I will suggest, is don't rely on F11 to run it. Its best (in my experience) to right click your project and select "Run as Android", as when I used F11 Eclipse was trying to do something else

Good luck!

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