Ripple effect for lollipop views

I have been developing an app for Lollipop (API 21).

When I change the Button color to something, the ripple effect doesn’t works.

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        android:text="New Button"

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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “Ripple effect for lollipop views”

    You have to set your button’s background to a RippleDrawable which you can define in XML. (I’ll name it holo_blue_ripple.xml)

    <ripple xmlns:android=""
        android:color="@android:color/white"> <!-- ripple color -->
        <item android:drawable="@android:color/holo_blue_bright"/> <!-- normal color -->

    Then reference it with android:background="@drawable/holo_blue_ripple".

    Try this:


    Based on this tutorial and the official docs

    Also ?attr/selectableItemBackgroundBorderless canbe used for circular ripple effect.

    Try this attribute


    This is the simplest way to show ripple effect in your view/layout.

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