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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Basic Android Programming Initializing a Button

Basundhara Chowdhury
Basundhara Chowdhury
249 Points

I can't understand what the syntax errors are especially when I am trying to initiate by findViewbyID for the button

Button showFactButton=(Button) findViewbyId(R.id. Button);

FunFactsActivity.java
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class FunFactsActivity extends Activity {

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_fun_facts);

        // Declare our View variables and assign them the Views from the layout file
        TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
        Button showFactButton = findViewbyId(R.id.showFactButton);
    }
}

1 Answer

Your line is almost correct. The task says that the button's ID is "howFactButton". Therefore the code for that is:

Button showFactButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.showFactButton);

Also you had a space :

Button showFactButton=(Button) findViewbyId(R.id.(HERE)Button); //your code