bitwise bitwise - 11 months ago 173
C++ Question

Android Studio rename native library

I've created an Android Studio project with C++ support, with one library module. A C++ file named

was automatically added to my project. When I build the project now, the *.so file's output name is

If I rename
to anything else(using the refactor/rename feature), the C++ file just disappears from my project until I change the name back.

So how do I rename my native library, or set the name of the output file?

Answer Source

I'm glad you were able to figure it out. I'll post the answer here for reference anyway.

CMakeLists.txt <<= should in your app module's root dir (my_project/app/CMakeLists.txt)


# Minimum version of CMake
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.4.1)

# adding CEC library
# add_library structure:    add_library(lib_name  lib_type_STATIC_or_SHARED  source_file_path)
add_library(my_lib_name SHARED src/main/jni/my_cpp_file.cpp)

# include_directories is to provide the path to you native lib code
# include_directories structure:    include_directories(native_lib_folder_path)

# adding Android log library
# find_library is used to find NDK API libraries (built in NDK libs)
# find_library structure:   find_library(name_you_want_to_call_the_lib  lib_name_in_ndk_api)
find_library(log-lib log)

# linking log lib to our native lib
# once you find the library, you have to link that library with your native library
# target_link_libraries structure:  target_link_libraries(you_native_lib  lib_found_using_find_library)
target_link_libraries(my_lib_name ${log-lib})

Then in build.gradle, do the following

externalNativeBuild {
    cmake {
        path 'CMakeLists.txt'

Then, do a full clean, refresh the C++ project using the option provided in the Build menu.

And like @bitwise posted, if you have to, delete the contents of build and .externalNativeBuild folder and rebuild the project.