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Android Build a Weather App (2015) Concurrency and Error Handling Building an Alert Dialog

It says "cannot find symbol". task 2 of 4

./AlertDialogFragment.java:14: error: cannot find symbol builder.setButtonText("OK", null); ^ symbol: method setButtonText(String,) location: variable builder of type Builder 1 error

´´´ java


import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class AlertDialogFragment extends DialogFragment {

    public Dialog onCreateDialog(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        Context context = getActivity();

        // Insert code here!
    AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(context);
      builder.setMessage("Try again!");
      builder.setButtonText("OK", null);
        return null;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import java.io.IOException;

public class MovieActivity extends Activity {

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        // Get some movie information!
        String apiUrl = "http://api.rottentomatoes.com/api/public/v1.0/movies.json?apikey=xyz&q=hobbit";
        OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient();
        Request request = new Request.Builder()

        Call call = client.newCall(request);
        call.enqueue(new Callback() {
            public void onFailure(Request request, IOException e) {


            public void onResponse(Response response) throws IOException { }

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're trying to use a method named setButtonText, but this does not exist on the Builder object. You can find the documentation for the Builder object here. The method you're looking for is setPositiveButton().

Hope this helps! :sparkles: