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    Brian Costello

    Agree, I have been trying to contact someone at Udacity and they just keep passing me off to other people in the company. It's super annoying. I thought they were a reputable company too...

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    Brian Costello

    In the meantime you can use this:

     
     
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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Hello, 

    I have referred this to our technical support team to look into. I have seen other students experiencing the same issue and we are looking into getting this resolved. 

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    Viri

    I get "could not find host .."  when i try to ping labs.udacity.com . DNS or domain issue ?

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    Brian Costello

    Any word back Chris on getting the XML Visualizer to work?

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Thanks for reaching back out Brian. I see our product team has officially filed this as a bug and is working on getting a fix out ASAP.

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    Brian Costello

    Any word on a timeline? This has to effect what I assume is a high volume of users.

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Unfortunately, I do not an exact timeline yet and don't want to make a false promise to you. It is on the product team's roadmap to fix and I will update you once I have the official word. 

     

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    Soham Rawal

    Hey Chris, it is still not fixed. how long is it going to take

     

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    Joao Mino

    It is still not working. 

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Apologies, I have just reached out to our engineers to see if I can get you an update on this. 

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Hi all,

    We have replaced "Lesson 1. Building Layouts: Part 1" and "Lesson 2. Building Layouts: Part 2" with LS libraries. Removed the links to http://labs.udacity.com/android-visualizer/ and added instructions on how to install Android Studio.

    Apologies for the delay
     
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    A. Anglin

    Chris - In some lessons, the instructor states that they've provided sample XML code for students to view and amend etc. Therefore, it is very important that students have a working Visualizer link.

     

    Can Udacity not just provide a working Visualizer link (just as the course was designed/intended)? It's very disappointing that Udacity have taken the approach of removing the link(s), as it significantly impacts learning, in a negative way. 

     

    Is there a reason why Udacity cannot simply correct whatever the issue is and provide a working Visualizer link? Please elaborate on precisely what the issue is here. 

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    The XML android-visualizer tool cannot be brought back due to a high-security issue in the tool. So, we decided to remove the references to the android-visualizer and ask students to use the standard Layout editor in the Android Studio IDE as an alternative. 

     

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    Mohammed Marie

    I found this https://android-layout-visualizer.barmej.com 

    It looks the same as in the course with the same pictures.

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    Yubin Kim

    If XML android-visualizer tool cannot be brought up, shouldn't udacity provide the resources that are needed for the courses ? I'm working on android basics nanodegree courses and it says "modify the provided XML" but no way to get the XML anywhere: https://learn.udacity.com/nanodegrees/nd803/parts/cd0342/lessons/ls2256/concepts/75204044-9579-40c0-82e4-baeb6539aad2

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    Mohammad Alra'i

    try this one 
    https://android-layout-visualizer.barmej.com/
    its almost the same but in arabic language
    there is no alternative for it so this is the best option for now 

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