Android Build an Interactive Story App Intents and Multiple Activities Using String Resources

challenge task 2 of 3 error: cannot find symbol String key = getString(R.string.key_name); ^ symbol: variable key_name location: class string 1 error
Button loadPuppiesButton = (Button) findViewById(;
String buttonLabel = "";

String key = getString(R.string.key_name);
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <string name="morePuppies">See More Puppies</string>

1 Answer

Steve Hunter
Steve Hunter
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Hi there,

You want to set the value of buttonLabel. So, you're replacing the ""` with a value. That value is retrieved from the XML you just added; the string resource.

The challenge tells you to use getString() and to pass in the resource you just created, using R.string. The id is morePuppies, so use getString(R.string.morePuppies). Assign that into buttonLabel using =; replace the blank string with this expression.

I hope that helps,


Thanks, it does