shrbisht shrbisht - 6 months ago 676
Android Question

Getting Error "Gradle DSL method not found: 'compile()'" when Syncing Build.Gradle

Error after resolutionproject is staymax2 build.gradle files that i am working on To add V4 support libraries to android studio, i followed this document:https://developer.android.com/tools/support-library/setup.html#libs-without-res but I get an error. Here is what i did


  1. SDK manager> Installed Android Support Library and Android Repository.

  2. Go to Build.Gradle and added the line as given in the dcoument. Build.Gradle now looks like this:



// Top-level build file where you can add configuration options common to all sub-projects/modules.

buildscript {
repositories {
jcenter()
}
dependencies {
classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:0.13.2'

// NOTE: Do not place your application dependencies here; they belong
// in the individual module build.gradle files
}
}

allprojects {
repositories {
jcenter()
dependencies {

compile "com.android.support:support-v4:18.0.+"
}
}

}


Then, I get a popup that suggest that I sync gradle. When i sync Gradle, i get this error:

Error:(20, 0) Gradle DSL method not found: 'compile()'
Possible causes:
  • The project 'staymax' may be using a version of Gradle that does not contain the method.
    Open Gradle wrapper file
  • The build file may be missing a Gradle plugin.
    Apply Gradle plugin


  • Am i missing any step? Please suggest.

    Build.Gradle(app)

    apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

    android {
    compileSdkVersion 20
    buildToolsVersion "20.0.0"

    defaultConfig {
    applicationId "com.appt.shreyabisht.staymax"
    minSdkVersion 15
    targetSdkVersion 20
    versionCode 1
    versionName "1.0"
    }
    buildTypes {
    release {
    runProguard false
    proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
    }
    }
    }

    dependencies {
    compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    }

    Answer

    In almost all cases, your dependencies should be put into the individual module's build.gradle files rather than at the top most level build.gradle file. In your case, that means the dependency should be added to the app module's build.gradle file:

    dependencies {
        compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
        compile "com.android.support:support-v4:18.0.+"
    }
    

    And you should remove the entire allprojects part of the top level build.gradle.