Wednesday, 22 February 2012

How to remove Dalvik Conversion Error - common issue of Android

When starting/running your first 'Hello World' Applications - you may get a error message:
Conversion to Dalvik format failed with error 1
This means "Attempt to include a core VM class in something other than a core library.
It is likely that you have attempted to include the core library from a desktop virtual machine into an application, which will most assuredly not work."
To fix (In Eclipse):
  • Right-click on your 'Hello World' Package in the Package Explorer.
  • Select - Properties
  • A window should appear, in the left list - select 'Android'
  • In the Project Build Target - ensure an option is selected (e.g. Android 1.5)
  • Even if already ticked - press 'Apply' button then 'OK'
  • The Problem "should" now disappear.