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

Challenge task 1

I can't find what's wrong with my code. it says "Don't forget to add the 'android:textColor' attribute to the TextView!" eventhough i did add the text color attribute as "android:textColor="#FFFFFFFF" >

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

  <TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView1"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:text="Treehouse loves me!"
    android:textSize="72sp" />
android:textColor="#FFFFFFFF" />
</RelativeLayout>

2 Answers

David Dooley
David Dooley
3,028 Points

Your TextView should look like this...see the /> at the end you have 2 you only need one as it closes the <Textview tag> So in your case your closing it before it reaches where you change the color

<TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView1"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:text="Treehouse loves me!"
    android:textSize="72sp"
android:textColor="#FFFFFFFF" />  <!-------Your textview closes after when it hits here----->

thank you , it works! I understood it now

james south
james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,249 Points

they want you to use the given background color value for the text color, not use a hex value. you also need to remove the /> from the previous line. that only goes after your answer for textColor.

thank you so much