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android – no resource found that matches the given name

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

  <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7"></uses-sdk>
<application android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name"

    <activity android:name=".FormularActivity"
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />

is my AndroidManifest.xml and in lines 8 & 11 I get the error:

no resource found that matches the
given name(at “label” with value

no resource found that matches the
given name(at “label” with value

This is really strange and I did not move the values Folder anywhere.

How to&Answers:

Did you check to ensure that you have the string resource defined in res/values/strings.xml?

<string name="app_name">"My App"</string>

Sometimes, I’ve noticed eclipse will also throw errors that are hard to track if you have any .xml files with errors. I don’t think the parser recovers well and sometimes the errors you get can be misleading.


One Reason Can Be as in my case a bug in the string GUI when you add and delete items in some sequence

simply open the strings.xml in the XML mode not GUI you will find it different and has obvious not valid extra texts pasted around or at the beginning ; although it does not give an error on the file strings.xml fix them and then clean and run


I also had the same error with my images .. Just rename the extension from “.png” or whatever you have to “.jpg” then they work fine after cleaning the project and re compiling it.


Just add the above line “config.xml” inside. Bottom of platform android. Working perfectly. After many hours I got this solution.

Enjoy your coding…


The fix for this is to make sure your Cordova CLI is updated to the latest, then start a new app (or re-add the android platform).

npm i -g [email protected]


ionic cordova platform rm android
ionic cordova platform add android

If you plan to use cordova-android 6, these are the changes you’ll need to make to your config.xml:

replace this line:

<edit-config file="app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml" mode="merge" target="/manifest/application" xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

with this:

<edit-config file="AndroidManifest.xml" mode="merge" target="/manifest/application" xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

replace this line:

<resource-file src="resources/android/xml/network_security_config.xml" target="app/src/main/res/xml/network_security_config.xml" />

with this:

<resource-file src="resources/android/xml/network_security_config.xml" target="res/xml/network_security_config.xml" />


I’ve had the same problem. Remove "@string" from android:label="@string/app_name" and it will work fine.

android:label="@string/app_name"  ->  android:label="app_name"