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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Creating the Screen Layout Setting Padding

I'm getting an error(red scribble line) whenever I put an id...

I'm trying to put id to my textViews and buttons example: android:id="@+id/funfactsBox"

1 Answer

J.D. Sandifer
J.D. Sandifer
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I believe it's best practice that you do this from the design view rather than the layout XML file. This takes care of the matching up the code for you.

Just click on the design tab below the code you described, click on the TexView on the graphic representation of app on the android device and then find "id" in the text boxes on the right. You can enter the id there.

Alternatively, there should be a little red light bulb that pops up to the left of the code line if you hover your mouse over the id with the red squiggle under it. Click on the bulb and it will tell you more about the problem. It might be something simple.