android – Navigation Architecture Component – New Resource dialog doesn't have Navigation resource type for navigation graph-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

New Resource dialog doesn’t have Navigation resource type for navigation graph even after adding Navigation Architecture Component dependencies

def nav_version = '1.0.0-alpha01'
implementation "android.arch.navigation:navigation-fragment:$nav_version"
implementation "android.arch.navigation:navigation-ui:$nav_version"

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How to solve:

Make sure that you checked the box Settings -> Experimental -> Enable Navigation Editor.

The Navigation Editor is an experimental feature, so you must first
enable it by opening the IDE Settings/Preferences dialog, selecting
Experimental in the left pane, and checking the box next to Enable
Navigation Editor.

Help -> What’s New in Android (Android Studio 3.2 Beta 1)

after that , restart Android Studio


It works in Android Studio 3.2 which is in Canary at the time of writing.

Android Studio 3.2 features tools for Android Jetpack including a
visual Navigation Editor and new code refactoring tools.


I don’t know why it’s not showing up for me either but there is a workaround.

Right click on res –> select Android Resource Directory –> select Resource type as navigation click ok –> select the newly created navigation directory –> right click File and put in the name nav_graph.xml –> once the file opens paste this code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<navigation xmlns:android="">


I was using Android Studio 3.2.1 but it would not load the navigation editor. Complained about not being able to install the navigation fragment dependency. Only after I invalidated Android Studio’s cache and restarted did it work.


I have faced same issue when I create new resource file as Navigation Type .

The navigation editor tool is only available in Android Studio 3.2 Canary.

I tried to enable Navigation editor manually:
File → Settings → Experimental → Enable Navigation Editor

Still the Navigation option does not appear in the selection menu.

It will appear after I restarted android studio.

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