Import the shinobigrids Library

Eclipse

shinobigrids is designed to be used with the Android Studio IDE. That said, it is possible to import the library into the Eclipse IDE, following the instructions below.

To use the shinobigrids library you’ll need to import it into Eclipse as an Android Library Project and then reference it from your own application. Open up Eclipse and make sure you’ve unzipped the download bundle.

  1. Unzip the .aar file (included in the shinobigrids download bundle) into a temporary directory.
  2. Create an empty directory (not in the Eclipse workspace) that will be the home for the Android library project. For the rest of these steps, we will refer to this as the output directory.
  3. Copy the AndroidManifest.xml, res/, and assets/ directories from the unzipped .aar file into the output directory.
  4. Create a libs/ directory in the output directory. Copy into libs/ the classes.jar from the root of the unzipped .aar file, plus anything in libs/ in the .aar file.
  5. Import the resulting project into Eclipse. Tick Is a Library within the Android project settings menu as usual.

You can now reference this project in any Android Application projects you create in your workspace.