Hello group, I'm a beginner in developing in android. I'm used to using visual studio for my IDE. here is a problem i'm having. When i launched an app in AVD, it keeps on forcing me to close. i tried to debug it using the debug feature in eclipse. i don't know if it's just me because i still know very little, or what. so far, I find the debugging feature in eclipse when debugging android app......... well, very useless. this is an example: i have a button, and i'm trying to create a listener for the button. i name the button id "confirm" (Id@+id/confirm) i spent hours trying to debug my code, with no useful info from logcat or the debugger itself. maybe there is a feature in this book i'm using that i haven't gotten to yet. after 2 hours, i find out that if i change the button id to something else like "confirm1" (Id@+id/confirm1), everything works perfectly!!! if i change the id back to "confirm", it forces close again when i run the app. I can only assume that confirm is somehow a reserved word, and the debugger didn't tell me that. is confirm really a RESERVED word?????? another thing that annoy me A LOT is the "Properties" tab. When i'm building a layout, there is no way i'm going to remember all the XML attributes for every form widgets. therefore, i rely a lot on the GUI and the Properties tab to set the value of my widgets(i.e setting the text value of my button, color of my background, etc). i could never get this to work. say that i have 4 buttons on a layout. and i need to see the properties of button 4. logically, this is what you would do: click on the properties tab, and click on button 4. this does NOT work. I have to do the following: - click properties tab - click button 4 (properties display doesn't change) - i need to click on some other tab, like console, or log cat - click on properties tab again - click on button 4 again. still the properties is not updating. - click on different tab again - click on properties again - click on button 4 again, and the view magically switch to some other tab(unpredictable which tab it will land on) - click on properties again - click on button 4 again.......... BINGO. Now i can see the properties. AM I CRAZY or JUST DUMB???? can a more seasoned android developer tell me more about the problems i describe above? I would really appreciate any input.