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Why is my android:background color for pink not working?

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:background="@android: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:textSize="72sp" android:textColor="@android:color/white"/> This is the error: Bummer! Use the color code exactly as in the instructions. Copy/paste, if need be. This is the color code from the challenge #fff092b0.

2 Answers

Ben Deitch
Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Logan!

The first thing you need to know is that even though "@android:color/white" is a String, it represents an integer. So in this case "@android:color/white" is acting kind of like a file path: go to the 'android' folder, find the 'color' file, and give me the entry with the name 'white' (e.g. #ffffffff).

So when you say "@android:color/#fff092b0", Android goes to its color file and looks for the color with the name '#fff092b0' which doesn't exist. Instead, you can just directly use, "#fff092b0".

Hope that helps!

Thank you Ben. That solved the problem!