ncakmak ncakmak - 6 months ago 42
Android Question

How to Set Opacity (Alpha) for View in Android

I have a button as in the following:

<Button
android:text="Submit"
android:id="@+id/Button01"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content">
</Button>


In my
onCreate()
event, I am calling Button01 like this:

setContentView(R.layout.main);

View Button01 = this.findViewById(R.id.Button01);
Button01.setOnClickListener(this);


There is a background in the application, and I want to set an opacity on this submit button. How can I set an opacity for this view? Is it something that I can set on the java side, or can I set in the main.xml file?

On the java side I tried
Button01.mutate().SetAlpha(100)
, but it gave me an error.

Answer

I just found your question while having the similar problem with a TextView. I was able to solve it, by extending TextView and overriding onSetAlpha. Maybe you could try something similar with your button:

import android.content.Context;
import android.util.AttributeSet;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class AlphaTextView extends TextView {

  public AlphaTextView(Context context) {
    super(context);
  }

  public AlphaTextView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
    super(context, attrs);
  }

  public AlphaTextView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
    super(context, attrs, defStyle);
  }

  @Override
  public boolean onSetAlpha(int alpha) {
    setTextColor(getTextColors().withAlpha(alpha));
    setHintTextColor(getHintTextColors().withAlpha(alpha));
    setLinkTextColor(getLinkTextColors().withAlpha(alpha));
    return true;
  }
}