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How to get current flavor from gradle

 Figuring out how to pull the current flavor from gradle While working on an update for one of our games, I needed to figure out how to get the current flavor and use it in code. Since there are a lot of ways to do this, I chose to create a custom build config parameter and […]

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Android Gradle Dependencies by Flavors

In a previous post about Gradle Flavors and Build Types, we mentioned that we can set different dependencies inside dependencies{} block by flavors, by build type or both combined. Below we will see an example for each situation. By flavors <flavorName>Compile apply plugin: ‘’ android { compileSdkVersion 23 buildToolsVersion “23.0.3” defaultConfig { applicationId “com.example.diana.buildvariants” minSdkVersion 15 targetSdkVersion

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Add CardView to Android OS versions below L ()

You might notice the new CardView widget on Android L preview presentation. The view can be used to display text or images and has a nice shadow. You can add that view into your project even if you don’t have the minimum API level to “L”… to do that, follow the steps below: 1.  Edit your

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Errors after update to Android Studio 0.8

I have just updated my Android Studio to Android Studio 0.8.2. But, after the update I kept getting these 3 errors while I was trying to run my project: 1.  First error Error:Execution failed for task > C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-studio\sdk\tools\proguard\proguard-android-optimize.txt (The system cannot find the path specified) 2. Second error (this happened only after the

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Android Gradle & Manifest merge

[Deprecated] This post is now deprecated, the Manifest Merger has changed since my first post. You can find more about this on the android developers site. Manifest file & Gradle If you started using Android Studio and implicitly Gradle, or you just started using Gradle with other IDEs (like Intellij for example), then maybe you

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Android Studio Gradle 0.9 error: Unable to load class ‘’

I had to re-install my windows, therefore I had to re-install all my programs too, including Android Studio :) So, after I had re-installed Android Studio, I kept getting a Gradle error: ” Unable to load class ‘’”. After I googled it I found the solution here. It seems that we have to delete gradle’s cache.

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