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Taking a Screenshot/Video from the Emulator/Android Device

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Problem:

Taking a screen-shot of the application running on an Android Device.

Solution:

Use the 'Device Screen Capture' feature of the DDMS View in Eclipse.

Discussion:

  1. Run the Application in Eclipse and go to the DDMS View (Window Menu->Open Perspective->Other->DDMS) or Window Menu->Show View->Other->Android->Devices; the former is shown in the screenshots in this Recipe).

  1. In the DDMS View, go to the Device Screen Capture Icon.

  1. A window showing the current screen of the Emulator/Android Device pops up. You can save the screenshot for the describing the app!