Setting up Eclipse for Android including TFS

Published on 19 August 2013

Since I inherited an Android project, I had to do a clean install of the development tools on my Windows 8 machine including the Team Foundation Server Plugin for Eclipse.

Here are my notes:

  • The latest Development Tools for Android (including Eclipse) can be found here
  • To enable Android debugging on physical devices, download the USB driver for your cellphone, look here
  • The driver for Samsung devices can be obtained via the samsung kies software
  • Download and install the Team Foundation Server Plug In with this guide
  • In Eclipse go to Window -> Preferences -> Team -> Team Foundation Server
  • Check “accept untrusted SSL certificates” (couldn’t get it to work otherwise)
  • In Eclipse go to Window -> Open Perspective -> Other -> Team Foundation Server
  • Add your TFS address
  • Get a project or add some sources to the TFS
  • To get an integrated TFS experience with your project:
    • Right click on your project in the package explorer
    • Team -> Share Project -> Team Foundation Server
    • This enables TFS as the source control plug-in