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Android Implementing Designs for Android Using Custom Styles and Themes Styling EditTexts and Buttons

using custom styles themes

We may not have a fancy refactoring tool, but we can copy and paste! Remove every attribute that is the same in in the two EditTexts and add them as items in the CustomEditText style definition in styles.xml. pliz help

styles.xml
<resources xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
 <style name = "CustomEditText">  
</resources>
activity_main.xml
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" >

    <EditText
        android:id="@+id/nameField"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
        android:hint="@string/hint_name"
        android:textSize="20sp"
        android:textColor="@color/dark_green"
              style = "@style/CustomEditText"/>

    <EditText
        android:id="@+id/cityField"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:layout_below="@id/nameField"
        android:hint="@string/hint_city"
        android:textSize="20sp"
        android:textColor="@color/dark_green" 
             style = "@style/CustomEditText"/>  />

</RelativeLayout>

Your Code needs to look like this in the styles.xml

<resources xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"> <style name = "CustomEditText"> <item name="android:textSize">20sp</item> <item name="android:textColor">@color/dark_green</item> <item name="android:layout_width">match_parent</item> <item name="android:layout_height">wrap_content</item> <item name="android:layout_alignParentLeft">true</item> </style> </resources>

Also in the activity_main.xml it needs to look like this below;

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" >

 <EditText
    android:id="@+id/nameField"
    style="@style/CustomEditText"
    android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
    android:hint="@string/hint_name" />

<EditText
    android:id="@+id/cityField"
    style="@style/CustomEditText"
    android:layout_below="@id/nameField"
    android:hint="@string/hint_city" />

</RelativeLayout>

This worked for me, hope it works for you too.

2 Answers

you are welcome

dear mine is not getting thru ka but i have done all the coding .like what you have said .its keeps on saying Bumper!Dont fogert to add android:layout_alignParentLeft" but i have ADDED it in the code

thanks it worked!