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Android Build an Interactive Story App Intents and Multiple Activities Using String Resources

Now switch back to CodeChallenge.java. Set the buttonLabel variable to the new String resource you just added using the

PLease help i put the code burt this said error why whathappend help.

CodeChallenge.java
Button loadPuppiesButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.puppiesButton);
 String buttonLabel= resource.getString(R.string.morePuppies);
loadPuppiesButton.setText("LOAD");
strings.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
     <string name="morePuppies">See More Puppies</string>
</resources>

1 Answer

Charles Labas
Charles Labas
2,597 Points

Instead of

String buttonLabel = resource.getString(R.string.morePuppies);

call getString directly, like this:

String buttonLabel = getString(R.string.morePuppies);

I was doing something similar earlier as well until I realized this mistake.

If you're interested, another user posted a thread asking for an explanation to this: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/difference-between-getresourcesgetstring-and-getstring

It seems that both approaches are correct but that the exercise is explicitly expecting the call directly to getString.