Android Studio Productivity Guide. #2: Gradle SetUp (a) (Computer SetUp)

As you read this,the assumption is that you have AS (Android Studio) installed.

If not head over to Part 1 of this series that had steps 1–5.

6. GRADLE SETUP

I have a custom gradle install location. C:\Gradle that contains various gradle versions. here is how to do it.

  1. Create a folder on C (For Windows machine users) and call it Gradle.
  2. Go to gradle release downloads and download the various versions. At the time of this writing I stick to having 3 gradle versions.
  3. Download the binary-only versions.
  4. Open the zipped folder and drag the folder to the gradle folder you created in this case C:\Gradle

For this instance, i drag gradle-4.10.3 to C:\Gradle

5. The final folder should look something like:

How C:\Gradle looks like at the end.

We are not done, we need to set up environment variables.

6. Open file explorer. Go to:

This PC or My Computer,

right click and select properties

>> then click on Advanced System Settings

then click on Environment Variables

You should see this:

Go to System variables section then scroll down to Path then click Edit.

Navigate to the Gradle folder on C then to bin.

Click on the top area where you have This PC then OS ….to get the path. Then copy it.

You should get something like:

C:\Gradle\gradle-4.9\bin

Copy this. Then head over to

Edit Environment variable window

and click NEW then paste it.

Then click OK.

Do this for all the 3 gradle versions and you should have this:

We have to test whether it works by opening CMD, by click start and type CMD then type the command: gradle -v

then press enter.

If all went well, you should see this:

Congratulations you just set up gradle on windows!

ProTip:

Depending on the version that you put as the top in your environment variables, that is what will be picked up by the Command line as default.

Tried it a couple of times.😋

So Gradle is set up and running in the environment!

We need to now point this to Android Studio.

Next post: Gradle Offline OnLine in AS.

Previous post to catch you up: Steps 1–5

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