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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Basic Android Programming Accessing Views in Code


my TextView and button under the declare our view variables and assign the views from the layout files are in red text color. The words themselves i.e "TextView" and "Button" are the ones in red text.

2 Answers

Daniel Hartin
Daniel Hartin
18,106 Points

Hi Sandra

I suspect you have not implemented the TextView and Button classes into your class. Pressing Alt + Enter together when highlighting the red underlined code should import the class for you, alternatively copy and paste the lines of code below into your java class.

import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;

These should go right at the top of the page

Hope the helps


I think you should write it in capital case: FactTextView and ShowFactButton

TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.FactTextView); Button showFactButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.ShowFactButton);