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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

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

1 Answer

cm21
cm21
150,854 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!