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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Pretty Little Things Positioning Text Using a Linear Layout

Nuri Amari
Nuri Amari
8,212 Points

Properties Panel doesn't work

For some reason the property panel is very slow and most of the time doesn't work at all. I've tried to modify some of the properties in the xml file but wasn't able to do it all. Is there another way to alter these characteristics?

Which OS and computer are you using?

2 Answers

Paul Stevens
Paul Stevens
4,125 Points

Hello,

A few people have had problems with being unable to edit the properties of things, including myself. The common answer that seems to work is to install API 18 in the SDK manager and use that in the layout editor. Here are a few forum links that might help with your problem.

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/customizing-buttons-and-labels-3

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/properties-of-the-button-not-changing

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/properties-isnt-editable-need-api-18

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/having-trouble-editing-properties

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/task-list-errors-and-outline-properties-not-editable

Hopefully one of those will help you, if I have understood your problem correctly.

Paul :)

I believe this is a bug with Lion (the latest version of OSX). You have to right-click on the item you're trying to modify and change it there.