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Lint

interface Lint
com.android.build.api.dsl.Lint

DSL object for configuring lint options. Example:

android {
   lint {
         // set to true to turn off analysis progress reporting by lint
         quiet = true
         // if true, stop the gradle build if errors are found
         abortOnError = false
         // set to true to have all release builds run lint on issues with severity=fatal
         // and abort the build (controlled by abortOnError above) if fatal issues are found
         checkReleaseBuilds = true
         // if true, only report errors
         ignoreWarnings = true
         // if true, emit full/absolute paths to files with errors (true by default)
         //absolutePaths = true
         // if true, check all issues, including those that are off by default
         checkAllWarnings = true
         // if true, treat all warnings as errors
         warningsAsErrors = true
         // turn off checking the given issue id's
         disable += ['TypographyFractions', 'TypographyQuotes']
         // turn on the given issue id's
         enable += ['RtlHardcoded','RtlCompat', 'RtlEnabled']
         // check *only* the given issue id's
         checkOnly += ['NewApi', 'InlinedApi']
         // if true, don't include source code lines in the error output
         noLines = true
         // if true, show all locations for an error, do not truncate lists, etc.
         showAll = true
         // whether lint should include full issue explanations in the text error output
         explainIssues = false
         // Fallback lint configuration (default severities, etc.)
         lintConfig = file("default-lint.xml")
         // if true, generate a text report of issues (false by default)
         textReport = true
         // location to write the output; can be a file or 'stdout' or 'stderr'
         //textOutput 'stdout'
         textOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-results.txt")
         // if true, generate an XML report for use by for example Jenkins
         xmlReport true
         // file to write report to (if not specified, defaults to lint-results.xml)
         xmlOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.xml")
         // if true, generate an HTML report (with issue explanations, sourcecode, etc)
         htmlReport true
         // optional path to HTML report (default will be lint-results.html in the builddir)
         htmlOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.html")
         // if true, generate a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format)
         sarifReport true
         // optional path to SARIF report (default will be lint-results.sarif in the builddir)
         sarifOutput file("$reportsDir/lint-report.html")
         // Set the severity of the given issues to fatal (which means they will be
         // checked during release builds (even if the lint target is not included)
         fatal 'NewApi', 'InlineApi'
         // Set the severity of the given issues to error
         error 'Wakelock', 'TextViewEdits'
         // Set the severity of the given issues to warning
         warning 'ResourceAsColor'
         // Set the severity of the given issues to ignore (same as disabling the check)
         ignore 'TypographyQuotes'
         // Set the severity of the given issues to informational
         informational 'StopShip'
         // Use (or create) a baseline file for issues that should not be reported
         baseline file("lint-baseline.xml")
         // Normally most lint checks are not run on test sources (except the checks
         // dedicated to looking for mistakes in unit or instrumentation tests, unless
         // ignoreTestSources is true). You can turn on normal lint checking in all
         // sources with the following flag, false by default:
         checkTestSources true
         // Like checkTestSources, but always skips analyzing tests -- meaning that it
         // also ignores checks that have explicitly asked to look at test sources, such
         // as the unused resource check.
         ignoreTestSources true
         // Normally lint will skip generated sources, but you can turn it on with this flag
         checkGeneratedSources true
         // Normally lint will analyze all dependencies along with each module; this ensures
         // that lint can correctly (for example) determine if a resource declared in a library
         // is unused; checking only the library in isolation would not be able to identify this
         // problem. However, this leads to quite a bit of extra computation; a library is
         // analyzed repeatedly, for each module that it is used in.
         checkDependencies false
    }
}

Summary

Properties

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should set the exit code of the process if errors are found

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should display full paths in the error output.

abstract File?

The baseline file to use, if any.

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should check all warnings, including those off by default

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should check all dependencies too as part of its analysis.

abstract Boolean

Returns whether lint should run checks on generated sources.

abstract MutableSet<String>

The exact set of issues to check set by checkOnly.

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should check for fatal errors during release builds.

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should run all checks on test sources, instead of just the lint checks that have been specifically written to include tests (e.

abstract MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to suppress.

abstract MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to enable.

abstract MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'error'

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should include explanations for issue errors.

abstract MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'fatal'

abstract File?

The optional path to where an HTML report should be written.

abstract Boolean

Whether we should write an HTML report.

abstract MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'ignore'

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should ignore all test sources.

abstract Boolean

Returns whether lint will only check for errors (ignoring warnings)

abstract MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'informational'

abstract File?

The default config file to use as a fallback.

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should include the source lines in the output where errors occurred (true by default)

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should be quiet (for example, not write informational messages such as paths to report files written)

abstract File?

The optional path to where a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) should be written.

abstract Boolean

Whether we should write a SARIF (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) report.

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should include all output (e.

abstract File?

The optional path to where a text report should be written.

abstract Boolean

Whether we should write a text report.

abstract MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'warning'

abstract Boolean

Whether lint should treat all warnings as errors

abstract File?

The optional path to where an XML report should be written.

abstract Boolean

Whether we should write an XML report.

Properties

abortOnError

abstract var abortOnError: Boolean

Whether lint should set the exit code of the process if errors are found

absolutePaths

abstract var absolutePaths: Boolean

Whether lint should display full paths in the error output. By default the paths are relative to the path lint was invoked from.

baseline

abstract var baseline: File?

The baseline file to use, if any. The baseline file is an XML report previously created by lint, and any warnings and errors listed in that report will be ignored from analysis.

If you have a project with a large number of existing warnings, this lets you set a baseline and only see newly introduced warnings until you get a chance to go back and address the "technical debt" of the earlier warnings.

checkAllWarnings

abstract var checkAllWarnings: Boolean

Whether lint should check all warnings, including those off by default

checkDependencies

abstract var checkDependencies: Boolean

Whether lint should check all dependencies too as part of its analysis. Default is false.

checkGeneratedSources

abstract var checkGeneratedSources: Boolean

Returns whether lint should run checks on generated sources.

checkOnly

abstract val checkOnly: MutableSet<String>

The exact set of issues to check set by checkOnly.

If empty, lint will detect the issues that are enabled by default plus any issues enabled via enable and without issues disabled via disable.

checkReleaseBuilds

abstract var checkReleaseBuilds: Boolean

Whether lint should check for fatal errors during release builds. Default is true. If issues with severity "fatal" are found, the release build is aborted.

checkTestSources

abstract var checkTestSources: Boolean

Whether lint should run all checks on test sources, instead of just the lint checks that have been specifically written to include tests (e.g. checks looking for specific test errors, or checks that need to consider testing code such as the unused resource detector)

disable

abstract val disable: MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to suppress. Callers are allowed to modify this collection.

enable

abstract val enable: MutableSet<String>

The set of issue IDs to enable. Callers are allowed to modify this collection.

error

abstract val error: MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'error'

explainIssues

abstract var explainIssues: Boolean

Whether lint should include explanations for issue errors. (Note that HTML and XML reports intentionally do this unconditionally, ignoring this setting.)

fatal

abstract val fatal: MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'fatal'

htmlOutput

abstract var htmlOutput: File?

The optional path to where an HTML report should be written. Setting this property will also turn on htmlReport.

htmlReport

abstract var htmlReport: Boolean

Whether we should write an HTML report. Default is true. The location can be controlled by htmlOutput.

ignore

abstract val ignore: MutableSet<String>

Deprecated.

Issues that have severity overridden to 'ignore'

ignoreTestSources

abstract var ignoreTestSources: Boolean

Whether lint should ignore all test sources. This is like checkTestSources, but always skips analyzing tests -- meaning that it also ignores checks that have explicitly asked to look at test sources, such as the unused resource check.

ignoreWarnings

abstract var ignoreWarnings: Boolean

Returns whether lint will only check for errors (ignoring warnings)

informational

abstract val informational: MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'informational'

lintConfig

abstract var lintConfig: File?

The default config file to use as a fallback. This corresponds to a lint.xml file with severities etc to use when a project does not have more specific information.

noLines

abstract var noLines: Boolean

Whether lint should include the source lines in the output where errors occurred (true by default)

quiet

abstract var quiet: Boolean

Whether lint should be quiet (for example, not write informational messages such as paths to report files written)

sarifOutput

abstract var sarifOutput: File?

The optional path to where a SARIF report (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) should be written. Setting this property will also turn on sarifReport.

sarifReport

abstract var sarifReport: Boolean

Whether we should write a SARIF (OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format) report. Default is false. The location can be controlled by sarifOutput.

showAll

abstract var showAll: Boolean

Whether lint should include all output (e.g. include all alternate locations, not truncating long messages, etc.)

textOutput

abstract var textOutput: File?

The optional path to where a text report should be written. The special value "stdout" can be used to point to standard output. Setting this property will also turn on textReport.

textReport

abstract var textReport: Boolean

Whether we should write a text report. Default is false. The location can be controlled by textOutput.

warning

abstract val warning: MutableSet<String>

Issues that have severity overridden to 'warning'

warningsAsErrors

abstract var warningsAsErrors: Boolean

Whether lint should treat all warnings as errors

xmlOutput

abstract var xmlOutput: File?

The optional path to where an XML report should be written. Setting this property will also turn on xmlReport.

xmlReport

abstract var xmlReport: Boolean

Whether we should write an XML report. Default is true. The location can be controlled by xmlOutput.