[FIXED] LoggerFactory.getLogger cannot be resolved to a type

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I setup a basic Java program. I am following this tutorial and have this exact code:

import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

public class HelloWorld {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger(HelloWorld.class);
    logger.info("Hello World");

I have the jars slf4j-api-1.7.5.jar and slf4j-log4j12-1.7.5 jar on my build path. I do not understand what gives, the getLogger method exists in the LoggerFactory class which I can F3 (source code look-up) to. I Googled about this and appear to be the only dope with this problem. Any ideas?

Here is my .classpath for Eclipse:

<xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   <classpathentry kind="src" path="src"/>
   <classpathentry kind="con" path="org.eclipse.jdit..../>
   <classpathentry kind="lib" path="/home/Desktop/slf4j-api-1.7.5.jar" sourcepath="/home/Desktop/slf4j-api-1.7.5.jar"/>
   <classpathentry kind="lib" path="slf4j-log4j12-1.7.5.jar"/>
   <classpathentry kind="lib" path="log4j-1.2.17.jar"/>
   <classpathentry kind="output" path="bin"/>


On the tutorial page you link to, there is the following note:


Binding for log4j version 1.2, a widely used logging framework. You also need to place log4j.jar on your class path.

Did you include log4j.jar?

Answered By – David Hodgson
Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (JavaFixing Admin)


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