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Android Build a Simple Android App Basic Android Programming Initializing a Button

Luke Horvath
Luke Horvath
590 Points

Can not find symbol -> findViewbyId(R.id.showFactButton);

I am the complete objective task and I am following the instructions precisely and have tried many alternatives and triple checked spelling. I am using Android Studio 2.3.1 and there are significant differences between the video and current version and keeping up at times can be a little confusing.

Any help regarding this would be great

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class FunFactsActivity extends Activity {

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        // Declare our View variables and assign them the Views from the layout file
        TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
        Button factlabel = (Button) findViewbyId(R.id.showFactButton);

1 Answer

Jason Wiram
Jason Wiram
42,762 Points

Hi, Luke Horvath . Looks like you have two errors.

In this line you you have your variable named factLabel instead of showFactButton (might have been a copy/paste error).

Button factlabel = (Button) findViewbyId(R.id.showFactButton);

Additionally, if you try to run your code you'll get an error regarding "findViewbyId." This should give you a hint to look closely at that method to see if something is wrong. In this case you'll find a simple typo. The "B" should be capitalized.

Luke Horvath
Luke Horvath
590 Points

I restarted the text multiple times and tried everything but on my final attempt, I just wrote it how I thought I had multiple times and then clicked preview. The code disappeared and I was left with a blank screen so I clicked check work and it said I completed it. Still confused as I thought I had done the same thing loads of times, maybe the site was bugging out :/