JamesSugrue JamesSugrue - 7 months ago 27
Android Question

Change "on" color of a Switch

I'm using a standard Switch control with the holo.light theme in a ICS app.

I want to change the highlighted or on state color of the Toggle Button from the standard light blue to green.

This should be easy, but I can't seem to work out how to do it.


As of now it is better to use SwitchCompat from the AppCompat.v7 library. You can then use simple styling to change the color of your components.


<style name="Theme.MyTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light">
    <!-- colorPrimary is used for the default action bar background -->
    <item name=”colorPrimary”>@color/my_awesome_color</item>

    <!-- colorPrimaryDark is used for the status bar -->
    <item name=”colorPrimaryDark”>@color/my_awesome_darker_color</item>

    <!-- colorAccent is used as the default value for colorControlActivated,
         which is used to tint widgets -->
    <item name=”colorAccent”>@color/accent</item>

    <!-- You can also set colorControlNormal, colorControlActivated
         colorControlHighlight, and colorSwitchThumbNormal. -->


ref: Android Developers Blog