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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Using Fragments for Tabs Understanding the Rest of the Pieces

David Bouchare
David Bouchare
9,224 Points

Button in Fragment class (mDeleteButton)

Hi everyone,

In this code challenge, I am not sure where I should write the code for mDeleteButton.

I wrote it in the onCreateView method, see below:

    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        View rootView = inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_photo, container, false);
        mDeleteButton = (Button)findViewById(R.id.deleteButton);
        return rootView;

However, the error is: For fragments, we must call the 'findViewById()' method from the 'rootView' that is created.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


2 Answers

Enrique Ramirez
Enrique Ramirez
15,824 Points

When referencing a view from an XML file from a fragment (like in this case mDeleteButton) you must tell in which view is contained (rootView), so the whole thing should look like this:

mDeleteButton = (Button) rootView.findViewById(R.id.deleteButton);

That should make it.

David Bouchare
David Bouchare
9,224 Points

Thanks Enrique, that solved the issue. Much appreciated!