jul jul - 8 months ago 49
Android Question

How to grey out a button?

I have a button defined as shown below. When I want to disable it I use

, but I would also like to grey it out. How can I do that?


<Button android:id="@+id/buy_btn" style="@style/srp_button" />


<style name="srp_button" parent="@android:style/Widget.Button">
<item name="android:background">@drawable/btn_default</item>
<item name="android:layout_width">wrap_content</item>
<item name="android:layout_height">wrap_content</item>
<item name="android:textColor">#ffffff</item>
<item name="android:textSize">14sp</item>
<item name="android:typeface">serif</item>
<item name="android:paddingLeft">30dp</item>
<item name="android:paddingRight">30dp</item>
<item name="android:paddingTop">5dp</item>
<item name="android:paddingBottom">5dp</item>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<solid android:color="@color/pink" />
<corners android:radius="6dp" />


you have to provide 3 or 4 state in your btn_defaut.xml as a selector.

  1. Pressed state
  2. Default state
  3. Focus state
  4. Enabled state (Disable state with false indication; see comments)

You will provide effect and background for the states accordingly.

here is a detailed discussion here: Standard Android Button with a different color