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Android Build a Simple Android App Improving Our Code Adding Colors

zarah hafeez
zarah hafeez
317 Points

Let's continue to add color to MealActivity. In the onCreate() method, set the text color of foodLabel to Color.BLUE. Th

Let's continue to add color to MealActivity. In the onCreate() method, set the text color of foodLabel to Color.BLUE. Then set the text color of drinkLabel to Color.GRAY.

MealActivity.java
public class MealActivity extends Activity {

    public TextView foodLabel;
    public TextView drinkLabel;

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

        foodLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.foodTextView);
        drinkLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.drinkTextView);
        RelativeLayout mealLayout = (RelativeLayout) findViewById(R.id.mealLayout);
        mealLayout.setBackgroundColor(Color.GREEN);
      foodLabel.setBackgroundColor(Color.BLUE);
      drinkLabel.setTextColor(Color.GRAY);
    }
}

4 Answers

Kourosh Raeen
Kourosh Raeen
23,732 Points

Hi Zarah - You need to set the text color on foodLabel not background color.

Matthew Farrell
Matthew Farrell
6,725 Points

Kourosh is correct! Try this

foodLabel.setTextColor(Color.BLUE);

instead of this

foodLabel.setBackgroundColor(Color.BLUE);

thanh van giang
thanh van giang
376 Points

It's wrong! I don't know why! Please help:

public class MealActivity extends Activity {

public TextView foodLabel;
public TextView drinkLabel;

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

    foodLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.foodTextView);
    drinkLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.drinkTextView);
    RelativeLayout mealLayout = (RelativeLayout) findViewById(R.id.mealLayout);
    mealLayout.setBackgroundColor(Color.GREEN);
    foodLabel.setTextColor(Color.BLUE);
    drinkLabel.setTextColoe(Color.GRAY);
}

}

thanh van giang
thanh van giang
376 Points

oh I got it! Typo "Coloe", should be Color!