Starting programming for android with Netbeans

Dear friends, I had windows 7 installed on my PC and already had Netbeans 6.9.1 installed. And according to the android official website, their is no such tutorial for us to develop via Netbeans. So, I am here for you people to support for the development on Android via Netbeans IDE. Now first the main problem is to chose SDK. The following steps works for all the type of OS(as I have tried on ubuntu too).
First download the SDk related to your OS from here:
After that install the sdk if on windows else just extract the files. Developing 0n Linux would cost you less download as the download size of the files are really lower than on windows. After the installation/extraction, open Netbeans.
Now goto Tools > Plugins > Click on Settings tab and follow the below process as on image.

Just keep the name as anything, I kept as “Android” and on URL paste the following URL:

Press Ok and you will have new plugins available to be downloaded. Just tick “Android” from “Available Plugins” tab and install. After that you are still not good to go. The feature for neatbeans has been added but still something is still missing. Not what you do is goto Tools > Options and move to Miscellaneous tab. You will find the following result:

Just browser the folder and set Ok where you have installed the SDK file that you have previously installed/extracted. Now you are finely good to go. You might have already notice that there is a sub-menu named Android SDK and AVD Manager under Tools menu. Click it. And install the files that have been listed on the image below.

[NOTE*: The package named SDK Platform Android 2.1-update1, API7, revision 2 it not that you install the same package theire are other packages available for you in the Available package list. Just install the version of OS of android you want.]
After the installation, just click on Virtual Devices. Fill up the form as I have done on image below:

and select the AVD and the click Start. Now the final result comes as the image below:

The emulator start quick but the OS on the emulator may start very slowly depending on you system. So you must have patience before you see the result.
Happy programming.

38 thoughts on “Starting programming for android with Netbeans”

    1. I guess you are on the latest version. Open “AVD Manager.exe” on “android-sdk” folder where you have installed your Android SDK. After that you can Create a new AVD and run.

  1. File not found: C:Program Files (x86) (Access is denied)
    Can i know how to solve it i try few timw but it shown the same

  2. hi,
    thanks for the post….
    and i encountered 1 problem……. i’ve done the things mentioned above, but the android sdk and avd manager is no starting….. can u help me resolve this… thanks in advance

  3. okay, i’m follow your step until it’s final result on “5554:Helloworld” appear,
    but it’s just a huge blank box.. yeah, i see like that, no OS i’ve see on this box,
    am i wrong ? 
    or i just need to wait it until it’s appear.. okay, maybe i just need wait it until it’s appear :'(

  4. if i try to create new AVD in ACDManager then there id no target specified while i cant modify it can u help me plz

    1. Hi there,  I guess you need to download specified version of Android SDK like I downloaded SDK Platform Android 2.1-update1, you can download any version that you want to program with the SDK Mangaer located on “android-sdk” folder

  5. i have a problem. when i try to add the android setting it gives me a error about something wrong with the proxy configuration. can you help me somehow?

  6. Menu button does not click there is nothing pop up when i click it…. help plz
    on the left hand side on the screen there is only android_ with blinking under bar 

  7. nice tutorial but the ads are more than boring after clicking two images… they are long to display and completely unuseful…

  8. My PC is XP, AMD Athelon 3000+, 3GB RAM, 0.5TB HDD free space and it took 15 min to start the emulator. It took another 10min for ANDROID OS to appear and it was taking forever to load the OS completely – I gave up. This will not work, >30min to load?

  9. hi buddy, my location’s internet connection is quite low and when i tried to download these files it goes to a speed like 1/2 kbps. So the download takes 4ever. Can u please tell me direct download links, if there is any, of the files so thst i will be able2 download with the IDM…..Thnx

  10. when i click Android SDK and AVD Manager under Tools only window with Android SDK Manager opens, not Android SDK and AVD Manager, and do i need avd to code android application

    1. Ok, opening the link directly points to 404 not found.
      So, you may like to try next step directly?
      Goto: “Available Plugin” tab and Search for “Android”. If you find that, please install that.
      If you do not find it anywhere:
      Download the plugin manually from netbeans website:
      And Goto “Downloaded” tab and Click “Add Plugin” select the “.nbm” from the downloaded file, and install. Now you are good to go.

  11. i just downloaded sdk , the folder named adt bundle ….. ( i don’t remember) . my problem is i can’t find my sdk on the adt bundle …. where is it actualy?? (sorry , i’m indonesian …)

  12. when trying to install SDK Maneger.exe it says (Failed to execute tools/android.bat:Le fichier spécifié est introuvable.

    1. Hi,
      It says that “The specified file was not found.” and it refers that you might have not setup the SDK correctly. make sure inside the “android-sdk” folder you have a folder named “tools” and got lots of batch files as “android.bat” too. If not you may need to re download the sdk.
      From this link: where it says “SDK Tools Only* you can download the installer for your windows.

  13. Android x86 running on VirtualBox is much faster than the emulator.
    Just check your Androidx86 ip, netcfg in Android terminal does the job.
    Then connect with adb tool in sdk/platform-tools
    ./adb connect ip
    Now run your app from IDE! You will see your VM listed as a phone.

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