This video shows you how to manipulate App Inventor screens. It shows you how to:
- HowTo copy screens: e.g. Copy Screen1 to AuthorsScreen
- HowTo rename screens. e.g. rename AuthorsScreen to CatalogScreen
- HowTo change order of screens; e.g. make CatalogScreen to be the start-up (initial screen)
- Follow Step2 above to rename Screen1 to ScreenX
- Follow Step2 above to rename CatalogScreen to Screen1
- Follow Step2 above to rename ScreenX to NewScreenName
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January 15, 2018 at 10:18 am
Hi, I have only one screen at the moment, screen1, and I wanted to rename it and I have done everything you explained. I create a new file but appinventor does not open the new aia file. What do you think might be the reason? Thx
January 15, 2018 at 11:43 am
Use 7zip and follow tutorial post.
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March 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm
February 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Thank you! this helped a lot for my app project. I accidentally renamed one of my screens incorrectly, but i just wanted to change the order of my screens and make my new screen the start up screen, so it’s ok.
but one question, I just had the 2 other files, not the yail file, and it still worked in changing the order of my screens. Any idea why?
January 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm
Why I can’t see the YAIL file, only BKY and SCM files
January 13, 2017 at 7:35 am
Possibly you don’t have any blocks. If you add in blocks, then you’ll see yail
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August 13, 2016 at 6:57 am
Thanks man you are damn good!!!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING LEGIT HAHAHAH THANKS YOU LEGIT SAVED ME SO MUCH TIME. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD :)))))
August 5, 2016 at 12:36 am
Hi ..many thanks for the video…For some reason I cannot do it though. When I export my project and open it with 7-zip there are only two files per screen (in your video there are three)… is it normal? I always get error after I import the modified aia file…
Timothy W Houser
April 3, 2016 at 1:52 am
I created an App that will copy and rename the Ai2 files much easier.
Check it out here… https://github.com/saturnknts/MIT-App-Inventor-file-assistant.git
Screen shots there as well. 🙂 Tim
October 11, 2015 at 2:26 am
You make ma day! Thanks a lot buddy.
August 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Thanks for sharing 😉
Well explained, even for a stranger !
June 20, 2015 at 8:22 am
wow, this was GREAT! Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
March 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm
Tried three times… I can’t seem to get it to work. The past Screen1 is always corrupt afterwards.
March 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm
The key is to keep the7zip open.food you keep it open?
February 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm
Is it mandatory to use 7-zip.?
February 17, 2015 at 8:26 pm
no, you can use any archiving utility
January 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm
Helped me a lot and very fast
So it makes programming fun:-)
June 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm
Thank you it works very well.
I have two different apps (aia)
each installed a screen in my new aia.
The assets I also had to move.