FireAndIce FireAndIce - 2 months ago 12
Android Question

Why is hierarchyviewer not working for Samsung Galaxy TAB 7.0?

I've used hierarachyviewer earlier, but on android emulator. It works absolutely fine when I use it on the emulator. However it does not work with Samsung Galaxy TAB 7.0, with Android 2.3.4.

This is the log, that I get

11:04:22 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server version from device 303599
64881B00EC
11:04:22 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server protocol version from devi
ce 30359964881B00EC
11:04:24 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to debug device 30359964881B00EC
11:05:05 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server version from device 303599
64881B00EC
11:05:05 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server protocol version from devi
ce 30359964881B00EC
11:05:07 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to debug device 30359964881B00EC
11:09:38 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server version from device 303599
64881B00EC
11:09:38 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to get view server protocol version from devi
ce 30359964881B00EC
11:09:40 E/hierarchyviewer: Unable to debug device 30359964881B00EC


I'm also not using hierarchyviewer in the debug mode, just running the application.
Thanks.

Answer

I found a workaround: https://github.com/romainguy/ViewServer

ViewServer is a simple class you can use in your Android application to use the HierarchyViewer inspection tool...

If you do need this library then follow these directions:

  • Include the ViewServer library(easy directions found here)
  • Your application must require the INTERNET permission
  • The recommended way to use this API is to register activities when they are created, and to unregister them when they get destroyed:

    public class MyActivity extends Activity {
        public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
            // Set content view, etc.
            ViewServer.get(this).addWindow(this);
        }
    
        public void onDestroy() {
            super.onDestroy();
            ViewServer.get(this).removeWindow(this);
        }
    
        public void onResume() {
            super.onResume();
            ViewServer.get(this).setFocusedWindow(this);
        }
    }
    

Please refer to the documentation in ViewServer.java for more info...