How to Change color of Button in Android when Clicked?


Question

I am working on Android Application. I want to have 4 buttons to be placed horizontally at the bottom of the screen. In these 4 buttons 2 buttons are having images on them. The border of the buttons should be black color and the border should be as thin as possible. When I click the button, I want the background of the button should be changed to blue color without the color of border to be changed and should be remained in that color for some time. How can I achieve this scenario in Android?

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11/20/2012 11:05:33 AM

One approach is to create an XML file like this in drawable, called whatever.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
  <selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item
        android:state_focused="true"
        android:state_pressed="true"
        android:drawable="@drawable/bgalt" />

    <item
        android:state_focused="false"
        android:state_pressed="true"
        android:drawable="@drawable/bgalt" />

    <item android:drawable="@drawable/bgnorm" />
</selector>

bgalt and bgnormare PNG images in drawable.

If you create the buttons programatically in your activity, you can set the background with:

final Button b = new Button (MyClass.this);
b.setBackgroundDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.whatever));

If you set your buttons' style with an XML, you would do something like:

<Button
  android:id="@+id/mybutton"
  android:background="@drawable/watever" />

And finally a link to a tutorial. Hope this helps.

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2/6/2016 10:45:20 PM

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