Blue Diamond Blue Diamond - 1 month ago 17
Java Question

Java project in Eclipse: The type java.lang.Object cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files

I am getting the following error after importing a project in Eclipse:


The type java.lang.Object cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files


However, I have set the path as C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_41 in Eclipse Kepler, through Menu » Window » Preferences » Java » Installed JREs.

Answer

This is an annoying Eclipse Bug which seems to bite now and then. See http://dev-answers.blogspot.de/2009/06/eclipse-build-errors-javalangobject.html for a possible solution, otherwise try the following;

  • Close the project and reopen it.
  • Clean the project (It will rebuild the buildpath hence reconfiguring with the JDK libraries)

    OR

  • Delete and Re-import the project and if necessary do the above steps again.

The better cure is to try NetBeans instead of Eclipse :-)