I hope I am posting this to the correct forum. I'm really getting frustrated by this experience. For the last three days I have been trying to install Java, Eclipse, Android SDK to get to work learning Android development. I've installed, deleted and reinstalled about 7 or 8 times now from various text and video tutorials. This being one of them (Android Development Tutorial - Froyo
First I should mention what I have and what I am installing.
o Windows 7 x64 (with latest Microsoft updates)
o E5345 Xeon quad core CPU
o 8gig of ram
o Way to much disk space
o Eclipse IDE for Java Developers 3.6 (Helios)
o Android SDK API level 8 (Froyo)
o Java EE 6 (GlassFish)
The problem always occurs during the "first android application" part of the tutorials. When I open strings.xml under res/values and click on the Resource tab I show nothing listed in the Resource Elements box. The tutorials say I should see "Hello (String)" and "app_name (String) (screen capture: Picasa Web Albums - Albion - Hold
). If I click in the box where those strings should be I can see an empty area being highlighted and I get the error: "An Error has occurred. See error log for more details. java.lang.NullPointerException". If I switch from the Resource tab to the strings.xml tab and attempt to chance something in the text, for each character I type I get "java.lang.NullPointerException: An error has occurred. See error log for more details" (screen capture: Picasa Web Albums - Albion - Hold
). These issues occur every time I try to install the packages, no matter how close I follow the tutorials.
Does anyone have any clues as to why this is happening? I can't find anything searching Google or any of the forums out there.