Android Question SetCheckboxColors problem


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Here is how I am changing the checkbox:

Sub Globals
Dim chk as ACCheckbox
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Since this checkbox will always be disabled i am only concerned about changing the DisabledColor .

In the screenshot it is supposed to be changing to blue color. When i test this on Android 4 & 6 , the colors are bright blue just like how I want them. But when i test it on Android 5 , it's more faded and you can hardly even see it. I have no idea why it works on the older and newer versions but not on Lollipop. Have i encountered a bug ?



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Try to change the colors in the manifest:
CreateResource(values, theme.xml,
  <style name="MyAppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.NoActionBar">
  <item name="colorPrimary">#FFFE0000</item>
  <item name="colorPrimaryDark">#FFFA00D9</item>
  <item name="android:textColorSecondary">#FFFA00D9</item>
  <item name="colorAccent">#FF0025FC</item>
  <item name="windowNoTitle">true</item>
  <item name="windowActionBar">false</item>

The relevant attributes are colorAccent (checked color) and android:textColorSecondary (unchecked color).
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Setting colors with setxxxTintList functions in Android is not very consistent with different Android versions.

The next version of the AppCompat library (whenever it will be released) will have a style-Feature. With that you will be able to set colors of every single AppCompat View (like Buttons, Checkboxes etc.) with an xml style.
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