Apqu Apqu - 5 months ago 1074
Android Question

Android Gradle Apache HttpClient does not exist?

I am trying to convert an IntelliJ project to the Gradle system of Android Studio but I am running into errors with Apache HttpClient? Am I missing something, the errors I am getting are as follows:

Error:(10, 30) error: package org.apache.http.client does not exist
Error:(11, 30) error: package org.apache.http.client does not exist
Error:(12, 37) error: package org.apache.http.client.entity does not exist
Error:(13, 38) error: package org.apache.http.client.methods does not exist
Error:(14, 38) error: package org.apache.http.client.methods does not exist
Error:(15, 38) error: package org.apache.http.client.methods does not exist
Error:(16, 35) error: package org.apache.http.impl.client does not exist
Error:(134, 33) error: cannot find symbol class HttpUriRequest
Error:(164, 39) error: cannot find symbol class HttpUriRequest
Error:(106, 17) error: cannot find symbol class HttpGet
Error:(106, 39) error: cannot find symbol class HttpGet
Error:(117, 17) error: cannot find symbol class HttpPost
Error:(117, 40) error: cannot find symbol class HttpPost
Error:(125, 43) error: cannot find symbol class UrlEncodedFormEntity
Error:(135, 9) error: cannot find symbol class HttpClient
Error:(135, 33) error: cannot find symbol class DefaultHttpClient
Error:(155, 18) error: cannot find symbol class ClientProtocolException
Error:(165, 9) error: cannot find symbol class HttpClient
Error:(165, 33) error: cannot find symbol class DefaultHttpClient
Error:(185, 18) error: cannot find symbol class ClientProtocolException


My build.gradle file has the following dependencies:

dependencies {
compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:+'
compile 'org.apache.httpcomponents:httpclient:4.2.6'
compile 'org.apache.httpcomponents:httpmime:4.2.6'
compile files('libs/core.jar')
}


It seems a lot of people are getting a similar problem but neither SO or Google have a solution so I am hoping this question will help future searchers.

Answer

if you are using target sdk as 23 add below code in your build.gradle

android{
    compileSdkVersion 23
    buildToolsVersion '23.0.1'
    useLibrary  'org.apache.http.legacy'
}

and change your buildscript to

classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:1.3.0' 

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