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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Pretty Little Things Customizing Buttons and Labels

I wonder why Ben can edit TextStyle, size, or color through property window.

I know he uses Mac while I use Windows so there are differences. But he does not mention there should be some adjustment for windows, as I remember. Even though he said "we cannot edit properties here(referring to property windows(right down)", he easily does it in this video like nothing is wrong with it.

Did I miss something important or just that treehouse is oriented to Mac?

2 Answers

Paul Stevens
Paul Stevens
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A few people have had problems with being unable to edit the properties of things, including myself. The common answer that seems to work is to install API 18 in the SDK manager and use that in the layout editor. Here are a few forum links that might help with your problem.






Hopefully one of those will help you, if I have understood your problem correctly.

Paul :)

Thank you very much! I could look up those pages but I was too tired to do that and instead I downloaded all the newest updates and solved. I appreciate your suggestion by experience.

P.S. I'm sorry if my English soes not make sense. Looks like I'm stil tired.