Android selector & text color


Question

I want a simple TextView to behave the way simple_list_item_1 in a ListView does. Here's the XML:

<TextView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:gravity="center" android:focusable="true"
    android:minHeight="?android:attr/listPreferredItemHeight"
    android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"
    android:background="@android:drawable/list_selector_background" />

Everything works except for the text color that (expectedly) doesn't change in focused state. How do I make it change to textAppearanceLargeInverse?

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10/15/2018 12:16:23 PM

Accepted Answer

And selector is the answer here as well.

Search for bright_text_dark_focused.xml in the sources, add to your project under res/color directory and then refer from the TextView as

android:textColor="@color/bright_text_dark_focused"
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12/28/2011 8:28:57 AM

I got by doing several tests until one worked, so: res/color/button_dark_text.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
     <item android:state_pressed="true"
           android:color="#000000" /> <!-- pressed -->
     <item android:state_focused="true"
           android:color="#000000" /> <!-- focused -->
     <item android:color="#FFFFFF" /> <!-- default -->
 </selector>

res/layout/view.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   android:orientation="vertical"
   android:layout_width="fill_parent"
   android:layout_height="fill_parent"
   >
    <Button
       android:layout_width="wrap_content"
       android:layout_height="wrap_content"
       android:text="EXIT"
       android:textColor="@color/button_dark_text" />
</LinearLayout>

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