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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Basic Android Programming Adding the onClick() Method

the showFactButton is highlighted red an wont let me run app need help, why is it red?

even when i copy an paste the code from the site its still red need help

it says cannot resolve symbol

3 Answers

Dhruv Gupta
Dhruv Gupta
4,320 Points

Two potential things,

You haven't initialized a button like this. private Button showFactButton;

Or you haven't found the id

showFactButton = (Button) findViewbyId(R.id.showfactbutton);

Apart from that my guess is as good as yours

thanks you helped me figure it out, i appreciate it

Angel Sosa
Angel Sosa
892 Points

Hello guys, Im having this issue(.setOnClickListener is showing in red):

public class FunFactsActivity extends Activity {

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
// Declare our View variables and assign the views from the layout file.
final TextView factLabel = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.factTextView);
Button showFactButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.showFactButton);
View.OnClickListener listener = new View.OnClickListener() {
    public void onClick(View v) {
        //The button was clicked, so update the fact label with new fact
        String fact = "Cristo es que salva!";