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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) Intents and Multiple Activities Using String Resources

Using String Resources. Setting text

Failing to figure out where I am lost

Button loadPuppiesButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.puppiesButton);
String buttonLabel = getString(R.string.morePuppies);
String buttonLabel.setText("loadPuppiesButton");
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<string name = "morePuppies">See More Puppies</string>      

1 Answer

Matthew Davies
Matthew Davies
2,687 Points

For this activity you need to set the text of a Button with the id of 'puppiesButton' to the value of a String Resource with an id of 'morePuppies'. You've already correctly retrieved the String value and stored it in the 'buttonLabel' variable. To set the text of the button to this new value you need to use the setText(String text) method on it.

For example, where you have:

String buttonLabel.setText("loadPuppiesButton"); // This originally contained "LOAD"

You need to change it to:


This replaces the hard-coded string value of "LOAD" with whatever the 'buttonLabel' variable contains.