Virat Singh Virat Singh - 7 months ago 35
Android Question

How to add Apache HTTP API (legacy) as compile-time dependency to build.grade for Android M?

As mentioned here, Android M will not support the Apache HTTP API. The docs state to:

use the HttpURLConnection class instead.


To continue using the Apache HTTP APIs, you must first declare the following compile-time dependency in your build.gradle file:

android { useLibrary 'org.apache.http.legacy'

I have converted much of my project's usage of HttpClient to HttpURLConnection, however, I still need to use the HttpClient in a few areas. Hence, I am trying to declare 'org.apache.http.legacy' as a compile-time dependency but am getting an error in build.gradle:

Gradle DSL method not found: 'useLibrary()'

My question is: how do I declare 'org.apache.http.legacy' as a compile-time dependency in my project?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks


For API 23:

Top level build.gradle - /build.gradle

buildscript {
    dependencies {
        classpath ''

Module specific build.gradle - /app/build.gradle

android {
    compileSdkVersion 23
    buildToolsVersion "23.0.0"
    useLibrary 'org.apache.http.legacy'

Official docs (for preview though):

Latest android gradle plugin changelog: