Customize theme’s colors

Last example show how to Apply Material Theme (with default color) to Activity. The video show how to further custom the theme colors.


Edit values/styles.xml to modify style of “AppTheme2”, adding various color defination.

<resources>

<!-- Base application theme. -->
<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">
<!-- Customize your theme here. -->
<item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
<item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
<item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>
</style>

<style name="AppTheme2" parent="android:Theme.Material">
<item name="android:colorPrimary">@android:color/holo_orange_light</item>
<item name="android:colorPrimaryDark">@android:color/holo_orange_dark</item>
<item name="android:textColorPrimary">@android:color/holo_blue_bright</item>
<item name="android:windowBackground">@android:color/darker_gray</item>
<item name="android:navigationBarColor">@android:color/holo_green_dark</item>
</style>


</resources>

Make sure “@style/AppTheme2” is used in AndroidManifest.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.blogspot.android_er.androidmultiwindow">

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:supportsRtl="true"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme2">
<activity android:name=".MainActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>

</manifest>

Reference:
– Using the Material Theme

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