by avast

Android Studio plug-in for generating ButterKnife injections from selected layout XML.

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Simple plug-in for Android Studio/IDEA that allows one-click creation of Butterknife view injections.

How to install

  • in Android Studio: go to
    Preferences → Plugins → Browse repositories
    and search for
    ButterKnife Zelezny


  • download it and install via
    Preferences → Plugins → Install plugin from disk

How to use it

  1. Make sure you have latest Butterknife lib on your classpath
  2. Right click on usage of desired layout reference (e.g. R.layout.main in your Activity or Fragment), then
    Generate ButterKnife Injections
  3. Pick injections you want, you also have an option to create ViewHolder for adapters.
  4. Click
    and enjoy injections in your code with no work!


Pull requests are welcomed!

Common issue: The plugin is not working after I updated to new Android Studio

  • AS promts you to update plugins after update, you need to update them before using
  • Make sure you have Butterknife on your classpath
  • Make sure that your cursor is placed on a layout ID in a class having one of these types: Activity, Fragment, custom View or Adapter

Why 'Zelezny'?

Jan Železný is a famous Czech javelin thrower, Olympic champion and world record holder. With Zelezny's javelin, your butter knife will be much sharper!

See our other Czech personalities who help with #AndroidDev.

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