Why can't I use gradle task connectedDebugAndroidTest in my build script?

I can refer to connectedCheck task (which came from android plugin) from my build script:

connectedCheck.finalizedBy AndroidShowTestResults

But trying to use connectedDebugAndroidTest (which came from android plugin too)

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  • connectedDebugAndroidTest.finalizedBy AndroidShowTestResults
    

    gives me

    Error:(48, 0) Could not find property ‘connectedDebugAndroidTest’ on project ‘:app’.

    And if I try

    task connectedDebugAndroidTest << {print '123'}
    

    it curses me with

    Error:Cannot add task ‘:app:connectedDebugAndroidTest’ as a task with that name already exists.

    I don’t undestand why I cannot refer to connectedDebugAndroidTest?

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  • 3 Solutions collect form web for “Why can't I use gradle task connectedDebugAndroidTest in my build script?”

    The android plugin defers the addition of several tasks especially those that have buildType or flavor names in them till a very late stage of the configuration phase. Which in turn means if you try to refer to these yet-to-be-added-tasks by name, you’re likely to see a “does not exist” type error messages. If you want to add dependencies around deferred-created tasks, you should wait until configuration is complete:

    gradle.projectsEvaluated {
        connectedDebugAndroidTest.finalizedBy AndroidShowTestResults
    }
    

    Alternatively, you can add a listener to task-graph events, so you can do stuff as soon as a certain task is added to task-graph:

    tasks.whenTaskAdded { task ->
        if (task.name == 'connectedDebugAndroidTest') {
            task.finalizedBy AndroidShowTestResults
        }
    }
    

    Try

    task connectedTest(dependsOn: ["connectedDebugAndroidTest"]){
    
    }
    connectedTest.finalizedBy "AndroidShowTestResults"
    

    I think you should try to open test and rebuild.

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