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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) User Input Getting Text from an EditText

Maryna Nogtieva
Maryna Nogtieva
12,005 Points

mistake? EditText petNameField = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.petNameField); String petName = petNameField + " " ;

Hi, I'm new to android, Cannot find where is my mistake in this exercise

EditText petNameField = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.petNameField);
String petName = petNameField + " " ;

1 Answer

Chase Marchione
Chase Marchione
155,055 Points

Hi Maryna,

We'll use two methods, chained together (one after another) to get the text from the petNameField and then convert the retrieved value to a String (since EditText data cannot naturally be stored in a String, we must convert the data to String for our statement to do its job.)

EditText petNameField = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.petNameField);
String petName = petNameField.getText().toString();

Hope this helps!