ant build vs build

I am doing some development using Google's Android phone SDK, and it generates a build.xml file.

The upshot of the build cycle is that ant build is the way to go, and I can trigger this from within IDEA simply enough, but my question is: how can I simply wire up the Build function (hotkey and menu function within IDEA) so that it kicks off an Ant build?

What is the overall psychology behind Ant integration being handled so separately within IDEA?

tone

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>I simply wire up the Build function (hotkey and menu function within IDEA) so that it kicks off an Ant build?
>
Add your build.xml to Ant toolwindow, then find the target that is used as an entry point for the build, right-click on it and
choose "Assign Shortcut".

What is the overall psychology behind Ant integration being handled so separately within IDEA?

>

Could you please elaborate?


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Hello Anthony,

I am doing some development using Google's Android phone SDK, and it
generates a build.xml file.


http://code.google.com/p/idea-android/

:)

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Thanks, Dmitry... I had not heard of this new plugin.

edit: dang I guess I have to upgrade to IDEA 7.0
That hurts, but frankly, you guys make such a great tool and your being on top of little extras such as this makes it worthwhile.

tone

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Anthony Lovell

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