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Apps using eclipse how do i change the background color

In the layout's XML you can set the property android:background to an RGB value like this "#ffff0000" which is an opaque red. But doing it that way kinda stinks.

You're better off defining your colors in a colors.xml file then adding resources and using the resources in your layout XML. This page describes it pretty well.


Oh yeah, I moved this thread to Application Development.
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