I had a colour defined in a 'colours.xml' file in my project's 'values' folder like so:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <resources> <color name="tvBackground">#337700</color> </resources>
Which, for those of you who cannot transpose directly from hex, looks like this:
My code looked like this:
TextView tv = new TextView(getApplicationContext()); tv.setBackgroundColor(R.color.tvBackground);
Seems reasonable doesn't it?
But when I ran my code, my shiny new little TextView came out with the background colour of this:
(that's #000000 in hex, or 'black' btw)
What was going on here?
Turns out, I wasn't using the correct method to set the background colour so that it comes out correctly, what I should have used was either of these:
- or -
.. Not especially well documented, but easily fixed.
Anyhow, now my TextView shows with the background colour of:
.. So all is now well with the world. Thought I'd just post this in case it helps someone out there (or myself when I forget next time)
until that next time, bye bye.