Android includes powerful tools for setting up and running test applications. Whether you are working in Eclipse with ADT or working from the command line, these tools help you set up and run your tests within an emulator or the device you are targeting. The documents listed below explain how to work with the tools in your development environment.
If you aren't yet familiar with the Android testing framework, please read the topic Testing Fundamentals before you get started. For a step-by-step introduction to Android testing, try the Hello, Testing tutorial, which introduces basic testing concepts and procedures. For a more advanced tutorial, try Activity Testing, which guides you through a more complex testing scenario.
- Testing from Eclipse, with ADT
- The ADT plugin lets you quickly set up and manage test projects directly in the Eclipse UI. Once you have written your tests, you can build and run them and then see the results in the Eclipse JUnit view. You can also use the SDK command-line tools to execute your tests if needed.
- Testing from Other IDEs
The SDK command-line tools provide the same capabilities as the ADT plugin. You can
use them to set up and manage test projects, build your test application,
run your tests, and see the results. You use
androidtool to create and manage test projects, the Ant build system to compile them, and the
adbtool to install and run them.