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Josh Myers3,203 Points
Setting Color Activity
I'm unable to complete the second part of the exercise. It tells me to change the background of the layout to dark pink (#fff092b0). I copy and paste the hex color code into the "android:background="@android:color/white" >" line and it keeps telling me that it is incorrect. What should I do?
Hi, changing the color of a backround (xml) to dark pink (#fff092b0) will look like this: android:background="#fff092b0";
using "@android:color/" will give you saved system colors.
This line of xml:
android:background="@android:color/white -> will set the color to be what defined as white.
So you mush put the color code inside "", and make sure you have a # before it (also inside the "").
Dan Someone1,320 Points
Thank you for this answer. It actually was not clear in the video that the @android:color portion needed to be removed to allow the hex.