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Resource problem using Library

Ciaran Mooney
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I am having trouble accessing String resources from a Strings.xml in a res/values/ directory of a Library I am using in my application.
Some of the strings can be accessed at runtime but most cannot.

The log cat warning:

The Strings.xml:

Have done some searching and can't get the meaning of the warning.
There are no conflicting resources in the reference applications string.xml.
Any suggestions appreciated.

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Steve Luke

Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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Is the translation_description a valid parameter for a String resource? I have never seen it and it is not in the documentation as far as I can see.

Ciaran Mooney
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The library was written some time back with a minSdk 3 (API 1.5 Cupcake).
The reference project requires a minSDK 9 (2.3.2 GingerBread) because of a GooglePlayServices.jar hence the manifest of project and library are set minSDK 9.
Ill try remove the translation attribute and see.....
Ciaran Mooney
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Removing the translation attribute made no diff.
Interestingly none of the missing resource integer:

String resource ID #0x7f0a00c0

are in ether the R file of the Refernence project or the R file of the library how can the resources be allocated a unique id and not be present in the R file?
Ulf Dittmer

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Try doing a clean build (make sure to get rid of the gen and bin directories). Sometimes the build system gets confused if you add or remove resource IDs.

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Ciaran Mooney
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Tried unsuccessful.
Is it nesscary to add jar the Library is using to the build path of the reference application?
I agree. Here's the link:
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