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Taking a Screenshot/Video from the Emulator/Android Device

In Chapter: Getting Started
Author: Rachee Singh ('racheesingh')
Published? true
FormatLanguage: WikiFormat


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


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


  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!