Kotlin DSL - import of objects from buildSrc not working

I am experimenting with the Kotlin DSL and defining common things in buildSrc Kotlin code.

My buildSrc contains a single file Config.kt in buildSrc/src/main/kotlin/build with content:

package build

object UsedVersions {

    val kotlin = "1.3.50"
    val dokka = "0.9.17"
    val gradle_node = "1.2.0"

object UsedPlugins {

    val kotlin_gradle = "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-gradle-plugin"
    val dokka_gradle = "org.jetbrains.dokka:dokka-gradle-plugin"
    val gradle_node = "com.moowork.gradle:gradle-node-plugin"


object UsedLibs {

    val kotlin_serialization = "org.jetbrains.kotlin:kotlin-serialization"


And I have buildSrc/build.gradle.kts containing:

plugins {

My problem is that when referencing these objects in my project’s build.gradle.kts I have to reference them with a fully qualified name (e.g. build.UsedVersions.kotlin) otherwise (when using UsedVersions.kotlin) I get an Unresolved reference, even though I have some import statements at the top of my build:

import build.UsedVersions
import build.UsedLibs
import build.UsedPlugins

buildscript {
    dependencies {
        classpath ("\${build.UsedPlugins.kotlin_gradle}:\${build.UsedVersions.kotlin}")
        classpath ("\${build.UsedPlugins.dokka_gradle}:\${build.UsedVersions.dokka}")
        classpath ("\${build.UsedPlugins.gradle_node}:\${build.UsedVersions.gradle_node}")
        classpath ("\${build.UsedLibs.kotlin_serialization}:\${build.UsedVersions.kotlin}")

plugins {

    id("org.jetbrains.kotlin.multiplatform") version (build.UsedVersions.kotlin)

The funny thing is that IntelliJ Idea is able to autocomplete on UsedVersions, UsedLibs, UsedPlugins and actually added the imports automatically to the build.gadle.kts while doing the autocompletion.

What am I doing wrong? How can I solve this?

Using gradle 5.6.2.

Same here, have you found any solution for it?

I had the same problem. I saw that the “main”-code was missing from the Android project-view.

  • I changes “kotlin” to “java” under main -> It appeared under Android project view
  • Then I invalidated caches and restarted (file > Invalidate caches / restart > Invalidate and restart) -> Did not help
  • Run a full git clean “git clean -fdx”, and then a “gradle sync” -> I could build
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