How to change EditText background color in android

Set edittext inside background color in android.

In this tutorial we are creating one extra edittext_background.xml file inside layout folder . This file contain background color and border for edittext. Now we are setting up that particular xml file as background of EditText . So here is the complete step by step tutorial for How to change EditText background color in android.

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How to change EditText background color in android.

Code for MainActivity.java file.

package com.changeedittextbackgroundcolor_android_examples.com;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

 @Override
 protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
 super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
 setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
 }
}

Code for activity_main.xml layout file.

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
 xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="match_parent"
 android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
 android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
 android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
 android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
 tools:context="com.changeedittextbackgroundcolor_android_examples.com.MainActivity" >

 <EditText
 android:id="@+id/editText1"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="50dp"
 android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
 android:layout_centerVertical="true"
 android:ems="10"
 android:hint="Background Change"
 android:background="@layout/edittext_background"
 android:gravity="center" >

 <requestFocus />
 </EditText>

</RelativeLayout>

Code for edittext_background.xml file.

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
 <item>
 <shape android:shape="rectangle">
 <solid android:color="#4af9ff"/>
 <stroke
 android:color="#322fa3"
 android:width="2dp"
 />
 <corners android:radius="5dp"/>
 </shape>
 </item>
</selector>

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change EditText background color in android

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