This sample demonstrates how to create a custom lint checks and corresponding lint tests
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Add sample for Android Studio 3.x
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Custom Lint Rules

The Android lint tool is a static code analysis tool that checks your Android project source files for potential bugs and optimization improvements for correctness, security, performance, usability, accessibility, and internationalization. Lint comes with over 200 checks, however it can be extended with additional custom rules.

NOTE: The lint API is not a final API; if you rely on this be prepared to adjust your code for the next tools release.


The Android Lint API allows users to create custom lint rules. For example, if you are the author of a library project, and your library project has certain usage requirements, you can write additional lint rules to check that your library is used correctly, and then you can distribute those extra lint rules for users of the library. Similarly, you may have company-local rules you'd like to enforce.

This sample demonstrates how to create a custom lint checks and corresponding tests for those rules.

Getting Started

Fetch code
git clone
cd android-custom-lint-rules
Build the code

For Android Studio 3.x and above, use the sample in android-studio-3. If you are targeting Android Studio 2.x and older, use the sample in android-studio-2.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub.


Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for details.

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