Its been a couple of months but I got my 1st
android app working - i didnt deploy to real device , just the emulator; i'm on
i initially wanted to only use command line -
because the directions i had from the downloads said had 2 choices - cmd line,
i had a bunch of problems that eventually got
worked out -- but not till after i also made use of eclipse to build the
After that i learned it had actually worked from
the command line - i just didnt know the name of the program deployed so didnt
So there is a netbeans plugin for android - cool,
but have not played with it yet.
I suggest you go thru the instructions with the
mind set of doing things from cmd line - then fill in the blanks later after it
works from cmd line,
or use eclipse to get things working and familiar
with how things are layed out.
Then focus on netbeans -- it was a lot of stumbles
for me to get things working the 1st time.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 12:39
Subject: [nbusers] NBAndroid question:
why can't I see my target platform?
Sorry if this has an obvious answer:
I'm trying to get started with Android development. Things started
off easy enough - I was able to download/install the latest NBAndroid plugin
into my NB (7.2, using JDK 1.6u37 on MacOSX). When I subsequently
clicked on Tools->Android SDK Manager, it asked for a path to the SDK.
Since I didn't have that, I downloaded the latest of that and then,
since I didn't know what I was doing, followed the directions in the SDK read
me and did "tools/android update sdk --no-ui" - which proceeded to download
every Android version under the sun :-( After all that was done, I
restarted NB and went into Tools->Android SDK Manager again - giving it the
directory into which the SDK and all its updates resided and, sure enough, the
SDK Manager showed all the different Android platforms and add-ons, etc.
All of them showed as "Installed".
But when I went to open a new Android Project, the screen tells me that a
"Target Android Platform must be specified" but the list of available
platforms is empty. There's a button that just gets me back to the
Preferences->Miscellaneous where one specifies the location of the SDK.
Not much help there.
So I go back into the Tools->Android SDK Manager and uninstall every
platform other than Android 4.2 (API 17). But that doesn't seem to do
anything - I still just see an empty list of platforms on the
New->Project->Android App wizard page.
I'm missing something really simple, aren't I? But what that is, I
have no idea. And the NB screens aren't helpful at all (oh, did I
mention that nothing happens when I click on "Help" in New Project->Android
Attached are screen shots of the relevant screens. Thanks in
advance for any help/info.
p.s. if someone could forward a mis-spelling to the developer who did
"New Android Application" screen: the word "Platform" is misspelled in
the label "Target Platform".