Bug 23563 - Add a menu item to open Android DDMS and Device Monitor to the tools menu in both Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio
Summary: Add a menu item to open Android DDMS and Device Monitor to the tools menu in ...
Status: RESOLVED NOT_ON_ROADMAP
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Tools and Addins ()
Version: 4.14.0
Hardware: All All
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Greg Munn
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Reported: 2014-10-02 22:50 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:27 UTC (History)
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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-10-02 22:50:00 UTC
Currently the only way I know to open these is from the command line on either Windows or Mac.

In Windows, you can open these tools with:

"%LocalAppData%\Android\android-sdk\tools\ddms"

for DDMS and

"%LocalAppData%\Android\android-sdk\tools\monitor"

for Device Monitor

In Terminal on the Mac, it seems these are added in an added path, so either

ddms

or

monitor

will start the tools. 

On a Mac, the dock icons can be pinned to the dock for easy access later, but on Windows only Monitor app gives the option to Pin to the Task Bar, while DDMS does not.
Comment 1 Greg Munn 2014-10-03 13:06:33 UTC
Tools | Open Android Device Monitor

what's the difference between the Device Monitor and Dalvik Debug Monitor - given you can't run them both at the same time?
Comment 2 Greg Munn 2015-01-08 10:31:06 UTC
Hey Jon, can you give me answer to comment#1 please. I'm not 100% sure what you're wanting done here. 
Cheers.
Comment 3 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2015-01-08 18:09:53 UTC
Hey Greg, 

You can resolve this. At the time I filed the bug I either did not see that menu option or did not exist in the version I was running at the time. I do recall that shortly after filing this bug that I then saw the menu option for the Device Monitor, so not sure whether I initially missed it or if it was added shortly thereafter.  (DDMS, or the Dalvik Debug Monitor apparently is a deprecated versions of the device monitor).
Comment 4 Greg Munn 2015-03-03 17:27:46 UTC
Resolving per comment#3