Yonatan Nir Yonatan Nir - 10 months ago 79
Android Question

Adding Gradle support to Eclipse

I want to add Gradle to Eclipse. My goal is to add Gradle management to dependencies of some Android projects which were built at the time using Eclipse and conversion to an Android Studio project doesn't end well.

I've installed the Buildship plugin into eclipse. I have added Gradle to the project by right clicking the project -> Configure -> Add Gradle Environment.

Now what? I don't see any Gradle files in the project where I can manage the dependencies.

Answer Source

Do not use Eclipse for android developing, it's slow and lack of tools. Also Eclipse support has ended by Google officially.

With the release of Android Studio 2.2, the time has now come to say goodbye to the Eclipse Android Developer Tools. We have formally ended their support and development. There's never been a better time to switch to Android Studio and experience the improvements we've made to the Android development workflow.


This documentation is very helpful to migrate Android Studio from Eclipse. We cannot help without which migrating problems did you encountered while the process.

Also there are useful links for you:

Gradle Integration for Eclipse

Gradle Plugin Documentation for Eclipse

Useful Gradle Tutorial for Eclipse - This one has the instructions needed in section 5. After completing section 5 with running gradle init, you should right click the project -> Gradle -> Refresh Gradle Project. Then the new Gradle files be added to your project.