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Android Implementing Designs for Android Customizing the Login Screen Customizing Buttons

A bit confused on how i can change the button background color

please help

activity_main.xml
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" >

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/saveButton"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        android:text="@string/save_label"
            android:background="@drawable/button_custom"
            />

</RelativeLayout>
button_custom.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >

    <item
        android:drawable="@android:color/darker_gray"
        android:state_pressed="true"/>
    <item
        android:drawable="@android:color/holo_blue_light"
        android:state_focused="true"/>

    <item android:drawable="@android:color/holo_red_light"
          android:background="@android:color/white"/>

</selector>

1 Answer

You've oriented yourself right, but your code isn't quite there yet. It's logical to change the color in the button's normal state. Therefore your code is in the right place. It's just that it should be only one line:

<item android:drawable="@android:color/white" />