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Android button textAppearance

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I can change button text appearance by setting it right within object like this:

        android:textStyle="bold" />

but not when using textAppearance within style

// in layout xml
    android:textAppearance="@style/login_button_text_appearance" />

// in style definition 
<style name="login_button_text_appearance">
    <item name="android:textSize">15dp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">#a7a7a7</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">bold</item>

anyone knows why?

How to&Answers:

I think you should use :

style = "@style/login_button_text_appearance"

instead of:


The android:textAppearance is just an attribute like any other attribute ( android:textSize, android:textStyle, etc..) , and the value of the style is not acceptable as a value for that attribute.


    style="@style/login_button_text_appearance" />


The values of attributes defined using textAppearance are applied before the values of attributes in a style. A Button is a TextView with a style applied, and the default style of a Button will override your textAppearance (Android 2.3 for example will set it to ?android:attr/textAppearanceSmallInverse) and textColor.

textAppearance excepts styles as values, android:textAppearance="@style/login_button_text_appearance" is the normally correct way to set a textAppearance, but not for a Button:

If you’re changing the text colour of a Button, you should also enforce a custom background image because if you don’t, one device will use a dark background image (motorola defy) and another will use a light image (htc desire) which may make the text difficult to read.