Android How to Download and Make Volley.jar

If you are using Android Studio, adding volley support can done just by adding ‘compile com.mcxiaoke.volley:library-aar:1.0.0‘ to gradle.build dependencies module.

dependencies {
compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:22.2.0'

compile 'com.mcxiaoke.volley:library-aar:1.0.0'
}



However if you want to generate the volley.jar manually, below steps will helps you in getting it done.

Downloading & Making volley.jar

We will start with installing tools required to clone and build volley project. For this we need git (to clone the project) and ant (to build) tools.

Installing Git
Git software is used to clone git projects into your local workspace. Download & install git, once installed run git command in terminal just to make sure that it is accessible via command line. If you are getting git command not found error, add the git installation directory to environmental variables.

Installing apache ant
Apache ant is a command-line tool used to build the source code. Download ant from https://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi and add the bin path to environmental variables. You should able to execute ant command too in terminal.

Cloning volley library
Open command prompt, navigate to a location where you want to clone volley and execute following command. This will download a copy of volley library into your local drive.

git clone https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/volley
android cloning volley library

Making volley.jar
You can use the volley as a library project to your main project or you can simply generate volley.jar and paste it in project libs folder. To generate volley.jar, move into volley dir (cd volley) and execute below commands.

android update project -p .

ant jar

You can find generated volley.jar in volley bin folder.

android apache ant building volley
android building volley.jar

The following video will show you the process of building volley project.



If you are unsuccessful in building the volley, meanwhile you can download volley.jar here.


Adding volley.jar to your project
Once the volley.jar is generated, simply paste it in your project’s libs folder.