I am using Google notifications in my app, and until now I have done below in the manifest: <!– GCM –> <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS” /> <!– GCM requires a Google account. –> <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.WAKE_LOCK” /> <!– Keeps the processor from sleeping when a message is received. –> <uses-permission android:name=”” /> <!– This app has permission to … Read more

How can I change default dialog button text color in android 5

I have many alert dialogs in my app. It is a default layout but I am adding positive and negative buttons to the dialog. So the buttons get the default text color of Android 5 (green). I tried to changed it without success. Any idea how to change that text color? My Custom dialog: public … Read more

Action bar navigation modes are deprecated in Android L

Taking a look at the API diff report for the Android “L” preview, I see that all methods related to navigation modes in the ActionBar class (such as setNavigationMode(), addTab(), selectTab(), &c). are now deprecated. The documentation explains: Action bar navigation modes are deprecated and not supported by inline toolbar action bars. Consider using other … Read more

Ripple effect on Android Lollipop CardView

I’m trying to get a CardView to display the ripple effect when touched by setting the android:backgound attribute in the activity XML file as described here on the Android Developers page, but it isn’t working. No animation at all, but the method in onClick is called. I’ve also tried creating a ripple.xml file as suggested … Read more

Manifest merger failed : uses-sdk:minSdkVersion 14

Since downloading the latest SDK and installing Android Studio, my project fails to build. I get the following message: Error:Gradle: Execution failed for task ‘:SampleProject:processProdDebugManifest’. > Manifest merger failed : uses-sdk:minSdkVersion 14 cannot be smaller than version L declared in library 28 Answers 28

Material effect on button with background color

I am using Android v21 support library. I have created a button with custom background color. The Material design effects like ripple, reveal are gone (except the elevation on click) when I use the back ground color. <Button style=”?android:attr/buttonStyleSmall” android:background=”?attr/colorPrimary” android:textColor=”@color/white” android:textAllCaps=”true” android:layout_width=”fill_parent” android:layout_height=”wrap_content” android:text=”Button1″ /> The following is a normal button and the effects … Read more

appcompat-v7:21.0.0′: No resource found that matches the given name: attr ‘android:actionModeShareDrawable’

When attempting to use the latest appcompat-v7 support library in my project, I get the following error: /Users/greg/dev/mobile/android_project/app/build/intermediates/exploded-aar/ Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr ‘android:actionModeShareDrawable’. Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr ‘android:actionModeShareDrawable’. Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr ‘android:actionModeShareDrawable’. Error:(36, … Read more

Exception ‘open failed: EACCES (Permission denied)’ on Android

I am getting open failed: EACCES (Permission denied) on the line OutputStream myOutput = new FileOutputStream(outFileName); I checked the root, and I tried android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE. How can I fix this problem? try { InputStream myInput; myInput = getAssets().open(“XXX.db”); // Path to the just created empty db String outFileName = “/data/data/XX/databases/” + “XXX.db”; // Open the empty … Read more

Why is my Button text forced to ALL CAPS on Lollipop?

In my app “Tide Now WA” which I recently tested for compatibility using the new Nexus 9 tablet (Lollipop – API 21). It writes some button text. This app writes the text correctly using Android 2.3 and Android 4.0. I.e. mixed capital and lower case letters. When same app is run on my Nexus 9 … Read more