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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Basic Android Programming Accessing Views in Code

factTextView is in red and I dont know why?

I didnt have the factTextView visible when I wrote 'R.id.', it never showed that. When I wrote it anyway, its now permanently stuck in red. Can someone help me with this?

    TextView factLabel = findViewById(R.id.factTextView);

only 'factTextView' is in red. :( Help!

matthew williamson
matthew williamson
505 Points

Try clicking on the line of code and press alt + enter on your keyboard, then press enter on - cast to "android.widget.textview".

It should look something like this:

"TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);"

1 Answer

Oscar Hernandez
Oscar Hernandez
1,618 Points

First, try to go back to your XML file and make sure that your textview has the same id name. Also, there seems to be a mistake on your code.

try this

factLabel = (TextView)findViewById(R.id.factTextView);

Lastly, make sure its a TextView not something else, for instance, an EditText.