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Android Build a Simple Android App with Java 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

The current layout has black text on a white background. Let's change the text color to be white. You will need to add the android:textColor attribute, and copy/paste the Android white value from the RelativeLayout's android:background attribute.

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:textSize="72sp" 
            android:background="white" />

</RelativeLayout>

2 Answers

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,393 Points

You're pretty close here. Whenever you use a color name, as opposed to a hex color number, you need to include the @android:color/ so it will know it is a color instead of an id, string, or etc.

im failing please help