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Hierarchy Viewer

The Hierarchy Viewer allows you to debug and optimize your user interface. It provides a visual representation of the layout's View hierarchy (the Layout View) and a magnified inspector of the display (the Pixel Perfect View).

To start the Hierarchy Viewer, do one of the following:

  • From Android Studio, choose Tools > Android Device Monitor or click the Android Device Monitor icon . Click the Open Perspectives icon and select Hierarchy View.
  • From the SDK tools/ directory, enter:

For more information on how to use the Hierarchy Viewer, see Optimizing Your UI.

Note: The command line version of Hierarchy Viewer has been deprecated.