Working with properties

We have already discussed that the Java plugin adds tasks and source sets to our Gradle project; however, we also get a lot of new properties that we can use. Custom properties of a plugin are set in a Convention object of the org.gradle.api.plugins.Convention type. A Convention object is used by a plugin to expose properties and methods that we can use in our project. The Convention object of the plugin is added to the convention property of a project. The convention property of a Gradle project is a container for all the Convention objects from the plugins.

We can access the properties from the plugin's Convention object directly as project properties or we can specify the complete path to the Convention object of the ...

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