How to set TextColor using setTextColor(ColorsStateList colors)

I need to change text color when state change(pressed, focus)…

How to set text color of a TextView using ColorsStateList?

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  • edit, solved:

    textView.setTextColor (new ColorStateList (
       new int [] [] {
          new int [] {android.R.attr.state_pressed},
          new int [] {android.R.attr.state_focused},
          new int [] {}
       new int [] {
          Color.rgb (255, 128, 192),
          Color.rgb (100, 200, 192),

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    If you need to set the colors in code (using ColorStateList), but still want to keep the color states in an XML, you might want to use this:

    try {
        XmlResourceParser parser = getResources().getXml(R.color.your_colors);
        ColorStateList colors = ColorStateList.createFromXml(getResources(), parser);
    } catch (Exception e) {
        // handle exceptions


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <selector xmlns:android="">
        <item android:state_pressed="true"
        <item android:state_selected="true"
        <item android:state_focused="true"
        <item android:color="#0000ff"/>

    You have to use getColorStateList()

    I was also struggling with this problem, if you want to use a state list, you need to declared it in the color resources folder, instead of the drawable folder, and use the setTextColor(getResources().getColorStateList(R.color.your_colors)).

    you can also use ContextCompat to load a color state list

    ColorStateList colors = ContextCompat.getColorStateList(this,R.color.my_color_list);
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