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android – State_Selected is not working although state_pressed works

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


i have a problem. First check my code:

<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:state_selected="true" android:color="@color/clickedtext" />
    <item android:state_pressed="true" android:color="@color/clickedtext" />
    <item  android:color="@color/defaulttext" />

Here, defaulttext color appears at default state. When i clicked, text color in the listitem changes. But color of the text does not change when an item selected.

I tried some stuff, but i cannot handle this problem.
What should i do ?

How to&Answers:

I was also searching for an answer for this when using a ListView, and had to trawl through a lot of posts here before finding this one which I believe is the best option, and worked like a charm.

The idea is to set the view as checked, and then use state_activated rather than state_selected to perform your selection. If you’re using a ListView or similar you’ll also need to call setChoiceMode(ListView.CHOICE_MODE_SINGLE) to make sure only one item is checked. See the post for more info

I hope this helps someone find the solution faster than I did!


when using a custom listitem-layout: set


as background