IDEA 12 and Android's R.java - empty

I'm new to Android, and new to IDEA 12, but I've been an IDEA user for many years.

I used the File -> New Project to create an Android 4.2 project, and following along with Pro Android 4 book, started adding resources.   The book (and the 'net in general) implies that when resources are added, the "R.java" file should be updated to show those references.

But the R.java I have never gets values.  I can auto-complete using R.xxx and see my resources, but the R.java never updates.

Is this a bug or just how things go with IDEA 12?

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Anybody?

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Hello. Sorry about delay. It is by design in IDEA 12, but we've already got many related complaints, so this behaviour probably will be changed in 12.1. Please, follow http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-99045

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Thanks for the update. I will look for 12.1, and use 11 if I really want to see R for the learning curve.

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So, 12.1 is out and I've downloaded/installed it, and hoped this little "issue" was resolved.

But, I can't see that it is.   The DE entry implies it would be changed for 12.1, but the entry itself didn't name a release version.

Is this deferred to a future release?  Or is there some support for it I just can't find in menus or configuration screens?

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Yes, it's deferred. We'll consider possibility to change this behaviour in IDEA 13. BTW, what is the problem you have with it? Do you run any external tools reading R.java file?

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It's not a problem, per se, just some discomfort.  I would like to be able to browse my IDs to help remember where things are and what they do.

The autocompletion helps a good deal but it still doesn't paint a full picture of my application.

Not a huge problem, just something that I find irritating.

Thanks for the reply. :)

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By the way, I think I'd be satisfied from my personal interest side, if we could get a context menu item which regenerates the R.java structure using the SDK tools.  Maybe a plug-in...?

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