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Android

Stage 3.5 : Positioning text/ Layouts :colors, sizes, and weights

I seem to have lost the text on my textView, I cannot no longer see it on my emulator. Can someone please tell if I somehow hid it??

'''activy_main.xml

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin" android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin" android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" tools:context=".MainActivity" >

<ImageView
    android:id="@+id/imageView1"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
    android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
    android:scaleType="fitCenter"
    android:src="@drawable/ball01" />

<Button
    android:id="@+id/button1"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
    android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
    android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
    android:text="Enlighten Me!"
    android:textColor="#3f0f7f"
    android:textColorLink="#3f0f7f"
    android:textSize="24sp"
    android:textStyle="bold|italic"
    android:typeface="serif" />

<LinearLayout
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:weightSum="1" >

    <View
        android:id="@+id/view1"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="0.2" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/textView1"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="0.6"
        android:gravity="center_horizontal"
        android:shadowColor="@android:color/white"
        android:textColor="@android:color/white"
        android:textSize="32sp"
        android:textStyle="bold|italic" />

    <View
        android:id="@+id/view2"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="0.2" />

</LinearLayout>

</RelativeLayout>'''

1 Answer

Steve Wamsley
Steve Wamsley
7,977 Points

Add an android:text attribute to the <TextView> element:

<TextView
        android:id="@+id/textView1"
        android:layout_width="0dp"
        android:layout_height="0dp"
        android:layout_weight="0.6"
        android:gravity="center_horizontal"
        android:shadowColor="@android:color/white"
        android:textColor="@android:color/white"
        android:textSize="32sp"
        android:textStyle="bold|italic"
        android:text="The text to display" />