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Android Android Lists and Adapters (2015) Standard ListViews Creating a Gradient Drawable

What makes an element a child in XML?

The code challenge keeps telling me to "Make sure you add a 'gradient' element as a child of the 'shape' element!" I am not sure what is wrong with my code even after comparing it to my project.

bg_gradient.xml
<shape xmlns="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
       android:shape = "rectangle">
  <gradient
    android:startColor="#102372"
    android:endColor="#ffffff"/>

</shape>

1 Answer

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

You do have gradient as a child of shape (since it's nested). The problem is with the namespace definition. It needs to specify android as the namespace:

xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

The first test doesn't seem to catch this for whatever reason.