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Android Resource Navigator

A Google Chrome Extension providing enhanced resource navigation for GitHub hosted Android projects.


Linkified XML resources

Android XML resources viewed on GitHub are processed so that any contained resource identifiers will link directly to the appropriate external file or specific declaration line where appropriate.

Framework styles browser action

Quickly open the Android framework styles or themes XML via an always available browser action button.

Framework styles search omnibox

Type 'arn ' followed by a search term into the address bar to find a particular Android framework style or theme. Use the suggestions to navigate directly to the appropriate XML resource definition.

Download drawable context item

Right-click on the page for any drawable resource and select 'Download Drawable' to download a .ZIP file archive conatining the file assets at all pixel densities. For XML resources, the download archive will contain ALL dependent file assets at all pixel densities including the XML.


This is currently beta quality code and there are many known limitations and issues.

Resource links are resolved according to certain file naming conventions that are common (but not required) in Android projects. Since resource types can be, and often are defined in multiple files it cannot guarantee that all links will be successfully resolved.

To better support projects that use alternate resource file naming conventions, you can override the defaults by providing a JSON map keyed with a regex string matching the owner/project. This is managed within the extension's options.

An example override for all forks of the popular ActionBarSherlock project would be:

    ".*/ActionBarSherlock": {
        "string": "abs__strings.xml",
        "color": "abs__colors.xml",
        "style": "abs__styles.xml",
        "dimen": "abs__dimens.xml",
        "bool": "abs__bools.xml",
        "id": "abs__ids.xml",
        "attr": "abs__attrs.xml",
        "integer": "abs__integers.xml",
        "array": "abs__arrays.xml"


Author: Jeff Gilfelt.

Original omnibox search code by Roman Nurik.


Copyright 2013 readyState Software Limited

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