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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) User Input Getting Text from an EditText

error: cannot find symbol class Button

Here is my code from MainActivity.java.

public class MainActivity extends ActionBarActivity {

private EditText mNameField;
private Button mStartButton;  // the error with 'Button'

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    mNameField = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.nameEditText);


Vrezh Gulyan
Vrezh Gulyan
11,161 Points

I had the same problem as you and I figured it out! instead of actually typing out the word Button and EditText just start typing them and then click on Button for autocompletion. Next to that option it'll say android widget. Weird that it makes a difference but that'll solve your problem.

1 Answer

Axel McCode
Axel McCode
13,869 Points

Hi Tsvetan!

I think the problem with your code is that you forgot to initialize the Button, try adding the following code before your setOnClickListenter();

mStartButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.insertYourButtonIdHere):