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Donovan Brown
Donovan Brown
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I'm getting an error when trying to change to background color to green. Please help.

import android.os.Bundle; import android.widget.TextView;

public class MealActivity extends Activity {

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    TextView foodLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.foodTextView);
    TextView drinkLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.drinkTextView);
    RelativeLayout mealLayout = (RelativeLayout)  findViewById(R.id.mealLayout);


1 Answer

It looks like you're trying to call setBackgroundColor on a variable called relativeLayout. Did you mean to call that on your RelativeLayout named mealLayout? Or do you have another RelativeLayout named relativeLayout? Also, I believe the color needs to be capitalized since you're calling the GREEN static constant in the Color class.

See if the following changes work for you:

RelativeLayout mealLayout = (RelativeLayout)  findViewById(R.id.mealLayout);