Netbeans plugin

NetBeans is a handy IDE that supports a whole bunch of languages. Fortunately - Android development is one of them. Not so fortunately - plugin is a big buggy and problematic.

Check this list out - perhaps your problem is described here.

Known Issues

My AndEngine project won't start on the device/emulator

If your project crashes as soon as it starts it probably means you're missing andengine.jar. Add it and other extensions you require to lib/ folder under your project, reference them as jars from NetBeans and add this to build.xml after <import file="nbproject/build-impl.xml"/> line:

<target name="-pre-jar">
<copy todir="${build.classes.dir}">
<fileset dir="lib/" />

Assets are not found even if I have them in my assets/ folder


NetBeans Android plugin creates buggy project by default that does not include assets when building .apk packages. This means that Android and AndEngine cannot load assets because they are simply not there.


Edit your nbproject/ file. Find "assets.dir=" line. Replace it with this:


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