AutoCompleteTextView background/foreground color

I am working on AutoCompleteTextView.Its working fine but the dropdown text is always white text on white background.
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    XML:

    <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        android:orientation="vertical"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="fill_parent"
        android:background="#000"
        >
        <!-- <AutoCompleteTextView  -->
        <AutoCompleteTextView
            android:id="@+id/text"
            android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="Tapez votre 1texte"
            android:textColor="#000"        
            />
    </LinearLayout>
    

    Java:

    view = (AutoCompleteTextView)findViewById(R.id.text);        
    ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,android.R.layout.simple_dropdown_item_1line,data);
    adapter.setDropDownViewResource(R.drawable.ic_action_search);//dd
    view.setAdapter(adapter);
    

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  • 6 Solutions collect form web for “AutoCompleteTextView background/foreground color”

    If you want to change the look of the dropdown items change the XML layout you pass to the ArrayAdapter, (in your case this is android.R.layout.simple_dropdown_item_1line).

    Lets make a new layout named my_list_item.xml in res/layout:

    <TextView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
        android:id="@android:id/text1"
        style="?android:attr/dropDownItemStyle"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:padding="5dp"
        android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMediumInverse"
        android:textColor="#00f" />
    

    This text is smaller, blue, and centered. I don’t recommend using this layout, it’s more to demonstrate that you can customize it.

    Now use this instead:

    view = (AutoCompleteTextView)findViewById(R.id.text);        
    ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(this, R.layout.my_list_item, data);
    view.setAdapter(adapter);
    

    When you set attributes here (like the text color):

    <AutoCompleteTextView
        android:id="@+id/text"
        android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:hint="Tapez votre 1texte"
        android:textColor="#000"        
        />
    

    You are only changing the box above the dropdown list (the box that you see before you interact with the AutoCompleteTextView). Hope that helps!

    This question might be old but I believe this is very important for me to share.
    I had been experiencing the same problem as OP but it is because I was using ‘getApplicationContext()’ in place of ‘this’

    Wrong

    ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>
                    (getApplicationContext(), android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, PLACES);
    

    Correct

    ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>
                    (this, android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, PLACES);
    

    A tricky solution for this is:
    Add this line
    setTheme(android.R.style.Theme); before setContentView() in your activity file in which your autocompletetextview is present. Let me know if this works.

    Answer by didldum https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=5237

    workaround by extending the theme and overriding the 2 styles for the typed text and the suggest text:

    1. use an extended theme in your manifest:

    2. create the new theme (res/values/themes.xml) which uses fixed styles:

      @style/AutoCompleteTextViewLight
      @style/Widget.DropDownItemLight

    3. create the styles (res/values/styles.xml) which fix the color:

      @android:color/primary_text_light

      @android:color/primary_text_light

    I tried setting up the theme before setcontext, tried different resources parameter in arrayAdapter and tried different theme ,but nothing helped.

    Then I changed the context from ‘this’ to ‘getApplicationContext’ but the problem was persistent.

    Finally I changed the context parameter to “getBaseContext()” and the problem was solved.

    i got my solution in slecting layout of “select_dialog_singlechoice
    ArrayAdapter<String > s1= new ArrayAdapter<String>
    (this,android.R.layout.select_dialog_singlechoice,state);
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    instead of get application context write “this” in ArrayAdapter<>;

    try using different layouts u will definately solve your queries

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