[Solved] android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #0: Error inflating class Button

I am following a course on Audacity, and decided to type out all the code, but then I run into an error when I try run the app.

I get the following error:

        10-27 19:17:41.871 26679-26679/com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat W/dalvikvm: threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x41bbec08)
    10-27 19:17:41.871 26679-26679/com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    Process: com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat, PID: 26679
    java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat/com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat.MainActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #0: Error inflating class Button
    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2334)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2392)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.access$900(ActivityThread.java:169)
    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1280)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:146)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5487)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1283)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1099)
    at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)
    Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #0: Error inflating class Button
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:719)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:761)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:769)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:498)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:398)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:354)
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV9.setContentView(AppCompatDelegateImplV9.java:287)
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.setContentView(AppCompatActivity.java:139)
    at com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:42)
    at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5451)
    at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1093)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2298)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2392) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.access$900(ActivityThread.java:169) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1280) 
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:146) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5487) 
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) 
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515) 
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1283) 
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1099) 
    at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method) 
    Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Can't convert to color: type=0x1
    at android.content.res.TypedArray.getColor(TypedArray.java:327)
    at android.support.v7.widget.TintTypedArray.getColor(TintTypedArray.java:163)
    at android.support.v7.widget.ThemeUtils.getThemeAttrColor(ThemeUtils.java:65)
    at android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatDrawableManager.createDefaultButtonColorStateList(AppCompatDrawableManager.java:584)
    at android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatDrawableManager.getTintList(AppCompatDrawableManager.java:536)
    at android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatBackgroundHelper.loadFromAttributes(AppCompatBackgroundHelper.java:53)
    at android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatButton.<init>(AppCompatButton.java:74)
at android.support.v7.widget.AppCompatButton.<init>(AppCompatButton.java:67)
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatViewInflater.createView(AppCompatViewInflater.java:109)
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV9.createView(AppCompatDelegateImplV9.java:1024)
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV9.onCreateView(AppCompatDelegateImplV9.java:1081)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:690)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:761) 
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:769) 
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:498) 
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:398) 
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:354) 
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatDelegateImplV9.setContentView(AppCompatDelegateImplV9.java:287) 
    at android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity.setContentView(AppCompatActivity.java:139) 
    at com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.java:42) 
    at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:5451) 
    at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1093) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2298) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:2392) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.access$900(ActivityThread.java:169) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1280) 
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102) 
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:146) 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5487) 
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method) 
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515) 
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1283) 
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1099) 
    at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method) 
    10-27 19:17:46.696 26679-26679/com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat I/Process: Sending signal. PID: 26679 SIG: 9                                                                     

Here’s the main activity:

package com.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat;

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.text.Editable;
import android.text.InputFilter;
import android.text.TextWatcher;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuInflater;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.ImageButton;
import android.widget.ListView;
import android.widget.ProgressBar;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

    private static final String TAG = "MainActivity";

    public static final String ANONYMOUS = "anonymous";
    public static final int DEFAULT_MSG_LENGTH_LIMIT = 1000;

    private ListView mMessageListView;
    private MessageAdapter mMessageAdapter;
    private ProgressBar mProgressBar;
    private ImageButton mPhotoPickerButton;
    private EditText mMessageEditText;
    private Button mSendButton;

    private String mUsername;


    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

        mUsername = ANONYMOUS;

        // Initialize references to views
        mProgressBar = (ProgressBar) findViewById(R.id.progressBar);
        mMessageListView = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.messageListView);
        mPhotoPickerButton = (ImageButton) findViewById(R.id.photoPickerButton);
        mMessageEditText = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.messageEditText);
        mSendButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.sendButton);

        // Initialize message ListView and its adapter
        List<FriendlyMessage> friendlyMessages = new ArrayList<>();
        mMessageAdapter = new MessageAdapter(this, R.layout.item_message, friendlyMessages);
        mMessageListView.setAdapter(mMessageAdapter);

        // Initialize progress bar
        mProgressBar.setVisibility(ProgressBar.INVISIBLE);

        // ImagePickerButton shows an image picker to upload a image for a message
        mPhotoPickerButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
                // TODO: Fire an intent to show an image picker
            }
        });

        // Enable Send button when there's text to send
        mMessageEditText.addTextChangedListener(new TextWatcher() {
            @Override
            public void beforeTextChanged(CharSequence charSequence, int i, int i1, int i2) {
            }

            @Override
            public void onTextChanged(CharSequence charSequence, int i, int i1, int i2) {
                if (charSequence.toString().trim().length() > 0) {
                    mSendButton.setEnabled(true);
                } else {
                    mSendButton.setEnabled(false);
                }
            }

            @Override
            public void afterTextChanged(Editable editable) {
            }
        });
        mMessageEditText.setFilters(new InputFilter[]{new InputFilter.LengthFilter(DEFAULT_MSG_LENGTH_LIMIT)});

        // Send button sends a message and clears the EditText
        mSendButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View view) {
                // TODO: Send messages on click

                // Clear input box
                mMessageEditText.setText("");
            }
        });
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        MenuInflater inflater = getMenuInflater();
        inflater.inflate(R.menu.main_menu, menu);
        return true;
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);
    }
}

Here’s the activity_main.xml in @layout:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<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.example.vhuhwavho.friendlychat.MainActivity">

    <ListView
        android:id="@+id/messageListView"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_above="@+id/linearLayout"
        android:stackFromBottom="true"
        android:divider="@android:color/transparent"
        android:transcriptMode="alwaysScroll"
        tools:listitem="@layout/item_message"/>

    <LinearLayout
        android:id="@+id/linearLayout"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:layout_alignParentStart="true"
        android:orientation="horizontal">

        <ImageButton
            android:id="@+id/photoPickerButton"
            android:layout_width="36dp"
            android:layout_height="36dp"
            android:background="@android:drawable/ic_menu_gallery" />

        <EditText
            android:id="@+id/messageEditText"
            android:layout_width="0dp"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
            android:layout_weight="1" />

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/sendButton"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_gravity="bottom"
            android:enabled="false"
            android:text="@string/send_button_label"/>

    </LinearLayout>

    <ProgressBar
        android:id="@+id/progressBar"
        style="?android:attr/progressBarStyleLarge"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
        android:layout_centerVertical="true"/>
</RelativeLayout>

Here’s the item_message.xml in @layout:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
              xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
              android:layout_width="match_parent"
              android:layout_height="wrap_content"
              android:layout_marginLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
              android:layout_marginStart="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
              android:orientation="vertical">

    <ImageView
        android:id="@+id/photoImageView"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:adjustViewBounds="true" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/messageTextView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_weight="0"
        android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"
        tools:text="Message" />

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/nameTextView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_weight="0"
        android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceSmall"
        tools:text="Name" />

</LinearLayout>

Here’s the button_selector.xml in @drawale:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:color="#999999" android:state_enabled="false"/>
    <item android:color="@color/colorAccent" android:state_enabled="true"/>
</selector>

Here’s the colors.xml in @values:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <color name="colorPrimary">#FF9800</color>
    <color name="colorPrimaryDark">#E65100</color>
    <color name="colorAccent">#2E7D32</color>
    <color name="colorTitle">#ffffff</color>
</resources>

Here’s the strings.xml in @values:

<resources>
    <string name="app_name">Friendly Chat</string>
    <string name="sign_out">Sign Out</string>
    <string name="send_button_label">Send</string>
</resources>

Here’s the styles.xml in @values:

<resources xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools">

    <!-- Base application theme. -->
    <style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">
        <!-- Customize your theme here. -->
        <item name="colorPrimary">@color/colorPrimary</item>
        <item name="colorPrimaryDark">@color/colorPrimaryDark</item>
        <item name="colorAccent">@color/colorAccent</item>

        <!--<item name="android:colorButtonNormal">@drawable/button_selector</item>-->
        <item name="colorButtonNormal">@drawable/button_selector</item>
        <item name="android:buttonStyle">@style/FriendlyButtonStyle</item>
    </style>

    <style name="FriendlyButtonStyle" parent="Widget.AppCompat.Button">
        <item name="android:textColor">@color/colorTitle</item>

    </style>
</resources>

Here’s the menu.xml in @menu:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
      xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto">
    <item
        android:id="@+id/sign_out_menu"
        android:title="@string/sign_out"
        app:showAsAction="never"/>
</menu>

Here’s dimens.xml in @values:

<resources>
    <!-- Default screen margins, per the Android Design guidelines. -->
    <dimen name="activity_horizontal_margin">16dp</dimen>
    <dimen name="activity_vertical_margin">16dp</dimen>
</resources>

Here’s (w820dp) dimens.xml in @values:

<resources>
    <!-- Example customization of dimensions originally defined in res/values/dimens.xml
         (such as screen margins) for screens with more than 820dp of available width. This
         would include 7" and 10" devices in landscape (~960dp and ~1280dp respectively). -->
    <dimen name="activity_horizontal_margin">64dp</dimen>
</resources>

Please help me solve the error.

Enquirer: Yeezus

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Solution #1:

the button selector is the cause of the problem .. if you read the remaining of the exception, the root cause will be mentioned .. as resource id can’t be found !

you have to change your button_selector.xml from:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:color="#999999" android:state_enabled="false"/>
    <item android:color="@color/colorAccent" android:state_enabled="true"/>
</selector>

to:

<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:drawable="#999999" android:state_enabled="false"/>
    <item android:drawable="@color/colorAccent" android:state_enabled="true"/>
</selector>

and it will work fine isA.

Respondent: Yeezus

Solution #2:

In my case the background xmls where not inside one drawable directory. I added all of them in drawable hdpi folder and then rebuild the project. That resolved this issue.

This worked for me!

Respondent: Ahmed Garhy

Solution #3:

Have you tried adding in gradle.properties file this line below ?

 android.enableAapt2=false

and then restarting the Gradle daemon command line by running

./gradlew --stop

https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/gradle-plugin.html#optimizations

Respondent: Soumen

Solution #4:

Maybe this help anyone > I got similar crash

InflateException: Binary XML file line #0: Error inflating class EditText

in Android 8.0 and 8.1 in release apk
due to xml fonts cause I didn’t use latest support libs, I update support library version and it’s fixed.

xml having

<EditText
        android:id="@+id/editEmail"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:fontFamily="@font/sanfranciscodisplay_medium"
        android:hint="@string/enter_email_address"
        android:lines="1"
        android:inputType="textEmailAddress"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"/>

My gradle configs

BUILD_TOOLS_VER = '26.0.2'

TARGET_SDK_VER = 26
MIN_SDK_VER = 19

SUPPORT_LIBS_VER = '26.1.0' -> '27.0.2' (fix here)
GOOGLE_SERVICES_VER = '11.4.0' -> '11.8.0'
Respondent: Kim Hyun

Solution #5:

May be you declare the drawable file into v21 or v24 folder to change this select the button_selector.xml file go to the show in menu option file select the cut button_selector.xml file and move into the drawable folder and paste it.

Respondent: Qamar

Solution #6:

I have got the same issue and I have resolved finally Opening the gradle.properties and added following line:

android.enableAapt2=false

Hope this helps you.

Respondent: dilip yadav

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