Not new to Java or to IntelliJ, but brand new to Android development.
I've inherited a project from a develoer who used eclipse, created the IJ project from the eclipse projects.
Directory structure is:
where Main and ActionBarSherlock are both eclipse project roots. It builds fine in eclipse.
My IJ modules are, accordingly, Main and Main/lib/ActionBarSherlock.
When I go to build the project or the ABS module inside IJ, on various ABS classes, the compile fails and in the messages, I get "cannot find symbol R" on a import com.actionbarsherlock.R; statement. Here's the weird part: When I dtl-B on the R in the import or an any use of it in the classes, it's fine. The source file has no red squigglies, but the Build fails.
Whence the disconnect, and how do I fix it?
(Note that I don't currently have an Android Facet set up for the ABS module. I had it previously, but I got all kinds of complaints in the xml files.)
Okay, I take it back. Eclipse is not building either. It was before. I guess I'm going to have to assume that I screwed up a resource or something. I'll look into that. Sorry for the (probably) false alarm.
I take back my take-back. Undid my changes, eclipse is now fine, IJ still has the above problem.
Okay, a combination of newer Android SDK version and adding an Adroid Facet fixed it. Not sure why I got that behavior in the first place though, and I do need to build against the lower version (which, again, does work in eclipse).
When I dtl-B on the R in the import or an any use of it in the classes, it's fine. The source file has no red squigglies, but the Build fails.
This can happen on a buggy eclipse for several reasons. Things to check
1. Is your project recognized by eclipse as an android project ?
2. Are there project builders configured that generate R.java correctly ?
3. Is Actionbarsherlock used as a binary library or an Android library project within the workspace ? Since R.java is generated, the library project will not generate R.java if there are build-path errors.
The version of the Android SDK should match the one mentioned on AndroidManifest.xml. I've not used IJ for developing on android so may be there is a quirk there that I dont know about.