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

What seems to be the problem?

// Declare our View variables and assign them 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 view) {
              // The button was clicked so update the fact label with a new fact.
                String fact = "Salsa e mai rapida decat bachata.";

It doesn't recognize factTextView and showFactButton

David Anton
David Anton
Courses Plus Student 30,936 Points

Hi Razvan,

Try to add factLabel as global variable like class member. declare mFactLabel before "onCreate" method. and use it in the onClick method

1 Answer

Daniel Hartin
Daniel Hartin
18,106 Points

Hi Razvan

Have you got your XML layout file you could paste in please. Your code looks fine to me, the problem must lie with a difference in the id's (I suspect the name is slightly different in your XML file) if you've checked this and it's all okay try cleaning and rebuilding the project. Sometimes it likes to throw a wobbly with R.

Thanks Daniel