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Android SDK provides a number of other tools provided with the Android SDK. Many of these tools provide the underlying functionality that has been integrated into Eclipse using the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in. However, if you are not using Eclipse, these tools may be used on the command-line.

Other tools are special-purpose utilities. For example, the Draw Nine-patch tool enables you to design stretchable PNG images, which is useful for supporting different screen sizes. Likewise, the layoutopt tool helps developers optimize their user interfaces for performance.We discuss a number of these special tools in later chapters as they become relevant.

You can read about all the Android tools in the SDK documentation at http://developer. android.com/guide/developing/tools/index.html.

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