Layout Designing Tools

Dose any tools existing for our android layout design? I mean just drag the buttons, edittext, layouts. Etc and that tool generate the xml file for our layout. Anybody know about this tool.

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Please uninstall between releases, until i have the market version up. Changes may occur in the preference storing system and signature i use.

Download here: root tools - beta 0. 1. 2 jul 29 2010 - xda-developers

Color="red"]if the mount widget icon is not updating, please contact me. I have not been able to reproduce this bug. [/Color]

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Before using, please read the license agreement.
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Widgets: color="red"]if the mount widget icon is not updating, please contact me. I have not been able to reproduce this bug. [/Color]
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* 0. 1. 2 jul 31 2010
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