Android Build a Simple Android App with Java Creating the Screen Layout Setting Colors

Tracey Bota
Tracey Bota
317 Points

how do you change text colour from black to white?

The current layout has black text on a white background. Let's change the text color to be white. You will need to add the android:textColor attribute, and copy/paste the Android white value from the RelativeLayout's android:background attribute.

activity_main.xml
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="match_parent"
  android:layout_height="match_parent"
  android:background="@android:color/white" >
  android:textcolor="@android:color/white" >

  <TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView1"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:text="Treehouse loves me!"
    android:textSize="72sp" />
    android:textcolor="@android:color/white" >

</RelativeLayout>

1 Answer

KRIS NIKOLAISEN
PRO
KRIS NIKOLAISEN
Pro Student 50,933 Points

Some hints for task 1

  • You will only be adding the attribute to the TextView
  • The C in textColor is uppercase
  • Check your closing angle bracket (you have two - the one you need is missing a slash)
  • Use the syntax coloring to identify errors