Make an Android button change background on click through XML


Question

Is there a way to specify an alternative background image/color for a Button in the XML file that is going to be applied onClick, or do I have to do a Button.setBackground() in the onClickListener?

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33
11/29/2012 6:46:19 AM

Accepted Answer

To change image by using code

public void onClick(View v) {
   if(v == ButtonName) {
     ButtonName.setImageResource(R.drawable.ImageName);
   }
}

Or, using an XML file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <item android:state_pressed="true"
   android:drawable="@drawable/login_selected" /> <!-- pressed -->
  <item android:state_focused="true"
   android:drawable="@drawable/login_mouse_over" /> <!-- focused -->
  <item android:drawable="@drawable/login" /> <!-- default -->
</selector>

In OnClick, just add this code:

ButtonName.setBackgroundDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.ImageName));
102
6/19/2013 12:01:52 PM

In the latest version of the SDK, you would use the setBackgroundResource method.

public void onClick(View v) {
   if(v == ButtonName) {
     ButtonName.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.ImageResource);
   }
}

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