Android Build a Simple Android App Creating the Screen Layout Setting Colors

The current layout has black text on a white background. Let's change the text color to be white. You will need to add t

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activity_main.xml
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="match_parent"
  android:layout_height="match_parent"
  android:background="@android:color/white" >

  <TextView
    android:id="@+id/textView1"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
    android:layout_centerVertical="true"
    android:text="Treehouse loves me!"
    android:textColor ="black"
    android:background="color/white"
    android:textSize="72sp" />

</RelativeLayout>

1 Answer

Ben Deitch
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Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Gary!

You just need to copy the Android white value from the RelativeLayout's android:background attribute and paste that into your new android:textColor attribute.

Hope that helps!