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Android Build a Simple Android App with Java Improving Our Code Adding Colors

prosper nyamukondiwa
prosper nyamukondiwa
656 Points

help am lost on this one

Let's continue to add color to MealActivity. In the onCreate() method, set the text color of foodLabel to Color.BLUE. Then set the text color of drinkLabel to Color.GRAY.

public class MealActivity extends Activity {

    public TextView foodLabel;
    public TextView drinkLabel;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        foodLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.foodTextView);
        drinkLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.drinkTextView);
        RelativeLayout mealLayout = (RelativeLayout) findViewById(R.id.mealLayout);

Hi Prosper,

food label is of type TextView which has methods for setting the text color. It can be done like so;


step1. we have stated the textView we want to target which is foodLabel step2. we have used .text method on foodLabel to say we would like to do something to the text. step3. we have used the .setTextColor to say we want to set the color of text. step4. we have passed in the Color.BLUE parameter as we need to let the method know what color to set it too.

Hope this helps a little and keep going !! :)


prosper nyamukondiwa
prosper nyamukondiwa
656 Points

thanks with the help michael but the problem still persists its still giving error

2 Answers

Hi Prosper;

If you haven't yet figured it out try this: foodLabel.setTextColor(Color.BLUE); drinkLabel.setTextColor(Color.GRAY);

Happy coding!!

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


Were you able to get this resolved?