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

kelvin gwaruka
kelvin gwaruka
931 Points

Want to change the color background of to #fff092b0. can you please check my code and let me know what is wrong

I cant change the color background of my relative layout to #fff092b0. Help. Code is attached

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="<color:#fff092b0">

  <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="@android:color/white"
    android:textSize="72sp" />

</RelativeLayout>

1 Answer

Jacob Herrington
Jacob Herrington
15,835 Points

Hi Kelvin!

This is just a small syntax error. No biggie, it happens to everyone.

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  android:layout_width="match_parent"
  android:layout_height="match_parent"
  android:background="<color:#fff092b0"> <!-- this line contains the error! -->

You've got a bracket character that is out of place. Finding these kind of small typos and syntax errors is a big part of programming, and you'll get much better and faster at debugging and finding these little errors the more you code!

Just remember that each XML tag has one opening bracket (<) and one closing bracket (>). Good job asking for help!

kelvin gwaruka
kelvin gwaruka
931 Points

Thanks Jacob for your swift response.