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The Gradle Plugin for Dagger Reflect.
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Delect - The Gradle Plugin for Dagger Reflect

Delect automatically substitutes Dagger for Dagger Reflect for faster local builds.

Dagger, a dependency injection framework for Java, can slow down compilation with its lengthy annotation processing and code generation.

Dagger Reflect uses the same API as Dagger but swaps the compile time annotation processing for runtime based reflection.


Delect uses the partial reflection approach.

  1. Add the plugin to your project's root build.gradle:
buildscript {
  classpath 'com.soundcloud.delect:delect-plugin:0.2.1'
apply plugin: 'com.soundcloud.delect'
  1. Make sure to use the @Component.Builder or @Component.Factory to create component instances.
  2. Add the runtime retention policy to all @Qualifier, @MapKey and other custom Dagger annotations:
  1. Add dagger.reflect=true to You can also add it to ~/.gradle/ so it doesn't need to be checked into the project.
  2. Build -- and skip all that pesky code generation!

Plugin Development

To publish to maven local:

./gradlew -b buildSrc/build.gradle.kts publishToMavenLocal

To publish:

./gradlew -b buildSrc/build.gradle.kts publishMavenJavaPublicationToMavenRepository

Found more than one jar in the 'lintChecks' configuration.

This is a bug in AGP. To disable Dagger Reflect lint checks:

delect {
  enableReflectLintCheck = false


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