androidcodes androidcodes - 1 year ago 67
Android Question

change color of button when list item is selected

i'm working on a listview in an activity and i want when ever i longpressed any listitem the Button on the action bar changes its color like as get highlihted as suppose " i select
list item the button on the action bar changes from white to gray"

listView.setOnItemLongClickListener(new OnItemLongClickListener() {

public boolean onItemLongClick(AdapterView<?> arg0, View arg1,
int arg2, long arg3) {
// changes the color button ;
return false;

or is there any other way that i can do this.

I dont have enough reputation to post a pictures Firstly it looks like Before selecting any item and its looks like thisWhen item is long pressed or selected hope you understand my probleum ,
Thanks in advance

Answer Source

Edit: as misunderstood original question:

int mPosition = -1;   

lv.setOnItemLongClickListener(new AdapterView.OnItemLongClickListener() {

    public boolean onItemLongClick(AdapterView<?> arg0, View arg1,
                int pos, long id) {

        if(mPosition!=-1) {
            //reset color of previously pressed item to white
        //set current item to fray.
        //put value of currently selected item to mPosition.
        mPosition = pos;

        return true;

Old answer below:

Add this into your method.

Button button1 = (Button)findViewById(;
if(this condition){

This answer covers the same principle, but in more detail using the resources.