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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Basic Android Programming Generating a Random Number

Eleni Minadaki
Eleni Minadaki
3,687 Points

Different result from lesson when click the Button

Hi!Whwn click the button instead see 0, 1,2 there is 9 digits (385580803 etc) here is my code,i can't find what's wrong

import java.util.Random;

public class FunFactsActivity extends Activity {

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        //Declare our view variables and assign the views from the layout file
        final TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
        Button showFactButton =(Button) findViewById(R.id.showFactButton);
        View.OnClickListener listener = new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View view) {
                //The button was clicked,so update the fact label with a new fact
              String fact = "";
                //Randomly select a fact
                Random randomGenerator = new Random(); //Construct a new random generator
                int randomNumber = randomGenerator.nextInt();
                fact = randomNumber + "";

                //Update the label with our dynamic fact

    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.menu_fun_facts, menu);
        return true;

    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        int id = item.getItemId();

        //noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
        if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
            return true;

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

Thanks for any help

2 Answers

This code will produce a random number and change the button label text to that number.

The nextInt() method does that for you. However, if you don't stipulate a number inside the method, the upper bound will be high - which may explain your result.

Try adding a 10 in there - nextInt(10) - that may bring your number under control.


Eleni Minadaki
Eleni Minadaki
3,687 Points

Hi Steve,thanks a lot for your reply, it helps a lot!!