AbhiWill12 AbhiWill12 - 1 month ago 8
Android Question

I have just started android development and when i was making this app it didnt work while debugging

This app is all about clicking a

Button
and there is a
TextBox
which changes its content when clicked.

MainActivity.java

package com.lost.eventhandling;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
setSupportActionBar(toolbar);
Button willybutton=(Button)findViewById(R.id.willybutton);
assert willybutton != null;
willybutton.setOnClickListener(
new Button.OnClickListener(){
public void onClick(View v){
TextView willytext=(TextView)findViewById(R.id.willytext);
willytext.setText("I DID IT ");
}
}
);
}

@Override
public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.menu_main, menu);
return true;
}

@Override
public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
// Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
// automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
// as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
int id = item.getItemId();

//noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
return true;
}

return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
}
}


Now for xml code I had

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
app:layout_behavior="@string/appbar_scrolling_view_behavior"
tools:context="com.lost.eventhandling.MainActivity"
android:background="#71f8bd">

<TextView
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"
android:text="@string/willy_text"
android:id="@+id/willytext"
android:textColor="#e83858"
android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:layout_marginTop="179dp" />

<Button
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:text="@string/willy_button"
android:id="@+id/willybutton"
android:layout_centerVertical="true"
android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
android:background="#764045"/>

</RelativeLayout>


Whenever I debug my application it sends a message it unfortuantely stopped.
And my android monitor gives me this red coloured text:

FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.lost.eventhandling, PID: 2449
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.lost.eventhandling/com.lost.eventhandling.MainActivity}: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.widget.Button.setOnClickListener(android.view.View$OnClickListener)' on a null object reference
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2325)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2387)
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:151)
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1303)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:903)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:698)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'void android.widget.Button.setOnClickListener(android.view.View$OnClickListener)' on a null object reference
at com.lost.eventhandling.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:26)
at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5990)
at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1106)
at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2278)
at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2387) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.access$800(ActivityThread.java:151) 
at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1303) 
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135) 
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) 
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:903) 
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:698) 

Answer

Replace yours OnclickListener code of Button with these lines of code:

 Button willybutton=(Button)findViewById(R.id.willybutton);
 TextView willytext=(TextView)findViewById(R.id.willytext);

            willybutton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
                @Override
                public void onClick(View v) {
            /////PERFORM YOURS OPERATION HERE


                }
            });
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