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android – Unresolved reference: NavArgs after added some arguments to destination

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m working on a small project and trying to use the new navigation architecture components. When i’m trying to add some arguments to a destination i got “Unresolved reference: NavArgs” error.

I followed this guide https://developer.android.com/topic/libraries/architecture/navigation/navigation-pass-data#kotlin
and already added

classpath "android.arch.navigation:navigation-safe-args-gradle-plugin:1.0.0-alpha11"

to my project gradle file and also added

apply plugin: 'androidx.navigation.safeargs.kotlin'

to my app gradle file.

As seen in the guide above i want to use val args: AddKittenFragmentArgs by navArgs() to get the passed arguments. But navArgs() isn’t recognized.

Also NavArgs in the generated code isn’t resolved.

data class MyFragmentArgs(val argOne: String? = "\"\"", val argTwo: String? = "\"\"") : NavArgs
How to&Answers:

As per the documentation on that very page:

When using the -ktx dependencies, Kotlin users can also use the by navArgs() property delegate to access arguments.

Make sure you are following the Adding Components documentation and using the navigation-fragment-ktx dependency:

implementation "android.arch.navigation:navigation-fragment-ktx:1.0.0-alpha11"


I had the same problem until I realized the navigation component’s project dependencies were using a different version than the one specified by the plugin (in the classpath).

i.e. In the project’s build.gradle

classpath 'android.arch.navigation:navigation-safe-args-gradle-plugin:1.0.0-beta01'

in the app build.gradle

// Navigation
implementation 'android.arch.navigation:navigation-fragment-ktx:'+ rootProject.navigationVersion
implementation 'android.arch.navigation:navigation-ui-ktx:' + rootProject.navigationVersion

where navigationVersion was

ext {
   navigationVersion = "1.0.0-alpha08"

lint doesn’t tell you there’s an update to a library when the dependency is interpolated.


I solved this by doing Clean Project from Build menu of Android Studio.

Go to Menu : Build >> Clean Project


Latest release version 1.0.0 seems to have fixed this issue. Just change the navigation dependency version to 1.0.0 along with adding the -ktx dependencies as mentioned in other answers and everything should work.


just fyi if you want to pass String your argType should be string instead of String.