When you create a new Android project ( via Command Line android create project), you gets the following in the project's root directory:
- AndroidManifest.xml: An XML file that describes the application being built and what components (activities, services, etc) are being supported by the application.
- ant.properties: customizable properties for the build system. You can edit this file to override default build settings used by Ant.
- assets/: Directory holds other static files that you want packaged with application for deployment on tho the device.
- bin/: The directory that holds the application once it is compiled.
- build.xml: Used as part of the Apache Ant based command line build process.
- gen/: Directory in which Android's build tools place source code that they generate.
- jni/: Contains native code sources developed using the Android NDK.
- libs/: Directory holds any third-party JARs your application requires.
- progurd.cfg: Used for integration with ProGuard to obfuscate your Android Code.
- res/: Directory holds resources ( icon, GUI layout etc).
- src/: Directory holds the Source Code.
Details of bin/ directory
- bin/classes/: Holds the compiled Java Classes
- bin/classes.dex: Holds the executable created from those compiled Java Classes.
- bin/yourapp.ap_: Holds your application resources, packaged as a ZIP file.
- bin/yourapp-*.apk: The actual Android Application (where * varies).
Details of res/ directory
- res/drawable/: For images
- res/layout/: For XML-based UI layout specifications
- res/menu/: For XML-based menu specifications
- res/raw/: For general purpose files
- res/values/: For strings, dimensions, etc
- res/xml/: For other general purpose XML files