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Android Styles and Themes in Android Using Styles in Layouts Creating a Style

Styles and Themes in Android

Now add an item element to the styles that sets the text color of the Button to blue. Hint:Use android :text Color as the attribute name and #0000ff as the hex code for blue

<resources xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<style name ="TweetButton">
<item name="android:textColor"#0000ff>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" >

        android:text="@string/send_button_label" />


1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

Hi there,

The item element is a child of the style element in XML, so what you need to do is pass the blue value in directly as a value, but not as its own attribute. Like this.

<resources xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <style name ="TweetButton">
    <item name = "android:textColor">#0000ff</item>

Item has a closing tag and isn't self closing. That's how the style knows how to recognise styles and settings :)