jimpic jimpic - 3 months ago 21
Android Question

How to change color / appearance of EditText select handle / anchor?

So I changed the style of the Holo Theme with the Holo Colors Generator and Action Bar Style Generator to my own color. But when I select text inside an edit text, the "markers" at the selected positions are still blue. How can I change it?



The worst part here was to find the "name" for this item and how it is called inside the theme. So I looked through every drawable in the android SDK folder and finally found the drawables named "text_select_handle_middle", "text_select_handle_left" and "text_select_handle_right".

So the solution is simple: Add these drawables with customized design/color to your drawable folder and add them to your theme style definition like:

<style name="MyCustomTheme" parent="@style/MyNotSoCustomTheme">
        <item name="android:textSelectHandle">@drawable/text_select_handle_middle</item>
        <item name="android:textSelectHandleLeft">@drawable/text_select_handle_left</item>
        <item name="android:textSelectHandleRight">@drawable/text_select_handle_right</item>