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Android

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We just saw how adding a Button generates the XML for us. Now let's write the XML by hand. Start simple by adding a Button element. Copy and paste the TextView element and just change 'TextView' to 'Button'.

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-simple-android-app-new/creating-the-screen-layout/adding-a-button-2

1 Answer

Hi Lyric,

Break down the task and it's pretty straight forward

1) Copy and paste the TextView element. So it pretty much looks like this after you copy

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="match_parent"
  android:layout_height="match_parent" >

  <TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

<TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

</RelativeLayout>

2) Just change 'TextView' to 'Button'. So in the duplicate textView just change the keyword textView to Button and you are good to go

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="match_parent"
  android:layout_height="match_parent" >

  <TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

<Button           
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />

</RelativeLayout>

Hope this helps