After months of intensive development, we are delighted to announce the 1.0 release of the ConstraintLayout library. It's available as a small unbundled library, in the Android Studio SDK Manager (under the "Support Repository" section), compatible with API level 9 (Gingerbread and above). We recommend updating to this version, particularly if used in production.
Note: with Android Studio 2.3 reaching release candidate status, we also encourage people to switch to it for editing layouts (ConstraintLayout included). Many improvements have been made since 2.2, providing a smoother experience.
The ConstraintLayout library allows you to create complex layouts easily, avoiding deep nested hierarchies and providing many powerful features for designing UIs:
A code lab is available as an introduction to ConstraintLayout as well as a developer guide. A complete online documentation is also available. Many excellent tutorials have also been created by the developers’ community; you can find them on YouTube, Medium, or your favorite search engine.
Changes since beta5: bug fixes related to wrap_content, support for MEASURE_STATE_TOO_SMALL.
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