I am new to IntelliJ. I have spent the last few of my nights learning about it.
Currently I am looking for the correct way of setting up the Android support libraries:
v4 and v7
I found this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyaZEphsz44
I do not like the way he does things, via moving folders around. It seems to me that one can just do all of this via the IntelliJ interface..
The following is the step-by-step procedure I have performed to duplicate what I found on the Android site. I would like to know if it is the most 'correct' way?
1. New Project-> Android->Library Module->Next
2. Project Name: appcompat -> Finish
3. Right click appcompat->Open Module Settings
4. Under Project Settings select Libraries
5. + sign to add a library and select Java
6. Navigate to android-sdk/extras/android/support/v7/appcompat/libs and add android-support-v7-appcompat.jar
7. Navigate to the same directory and add android-support-v4.
8. Modules->appcompat->Dependencies both of the jars I added show up as dependencies.
Is this support library/module properly set up now?
If I wanted to use this library/module in a normal Android project, do I import what I did as a module?
or in the project settings of the Android project I want to create, do I add what I created above as a library?
So is that the correct way of creating a v4/v7 support 'module?' or library?
I think I am now confused on what intelliJ considers a library vs a module.
How would I get the support libraries auto-added to every Android application?
IntelliJ Community Edition 13.1.2
Windows 7 Pro