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Android Build a Simple Android App Creating the Screen Layout Setting Colors

Can't access color wheel in newest version of Android Studio?

For whatever reason when I am following the tutorial here, there is absolutely no way of accessing the color wheel via the process in the video. The only way I can access a color wheel is manually entering android:background="colorInQuestion" into the respective view element.

I can enter the hexadecimal color code or search for the color, but I have no way of accessing alpha or RGB values via a color wheel. Any ideas?

Could you please post your xml code, and class code as well?

There was just a new update so this may have changed. Currently everything that was listed on different tabs is now all under color menu.

1 Answer

Brecht Philips
Brecht Philips
8,863 Points

if you press on the 3 dots and click on color you will see the colors. Notice that in the right corner Add new resource click that -> new color value and u will get the color wheel and the acces to the alpha or RGB. (on mac i guess it's the same on windows)

essam rashad
essam rashad
245 Points

Thanks! had the same issue.