Alex Alex - 6 months ago 26
Android Question

HttpClient won't import in Android Studio

I have a simple class written in Android Studio:

package com.mysite.myapp;

import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;

public class Whatever {
public void headBangingAgainstTheWallExample () {
HttpClient client = new DefaultHttpClient();

and from this I get the following compile time error:

Cannot resolve symbol HttpClient

included in the Android Studio SDK? Even if it is not, I added it to my Gradle build like this:

dependencies {
compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
compile ''
compile 'org.apache.httpcomponents:httpclient:4.5'

With or without the last compile line, the error is the same. What am I missing?


HttpClient is not supported any more in sdk 23. You have to use URLConnection or downgrade to sdk 22 (compile '')

If you need sdk 23, add this to your gradle:

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

You also may try to download and include HttpClient jar directly into your project or use OkHttp instead