Hello all..

This simple example will show you how to change the hint text color in android

Here is the java code to simply do this.

youredittext.setHint(Html.fromHtml("<font color='#FF0000'>Hello</font> "));

here is a sample project to view the difference.

This is the contents of the main java file.

package com.coderzheaven.pack;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.text.Html;
import android.widget.EditText;

public class HintColorDemoActivity extends Activity {
@Override
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
          super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
          setContentView(R.layout.main);

          EditText ed = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.editText1);
          ed.setHint("Hello ");

          EditText ed2 = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.editText2);
          ed2.setHint(Html.fromHtml("<font color='#FF0000'>Hello</font> "));
     }
}

The main.xml file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
     android:orientation="vertical" >

     <TextView
          android:layout_width="fill_parent"
          android:layout_height="wrap_content"
          android:text="@string/hello" />

     <EditText
          android:id="@+id/editText1"
          android:layout_width="match_parent"
          android:layout_height="wrap_content"
          android:ems="10" >

          <requestFocus />
     </EditText>

     <EditText
          android:id="@+id/editText2"
          android:layout_width="match_parent"
          android:layout_height="wrap_content"
          android:ems="10" >
     </EditText>
</LinearLayout>


Here I am setting a read color to the second edittext hint.
See the screenshot.

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