Wednesday, 2 September 2015

android how to convert resource color to int color

It is good to put color settings into resource files like this:

<color name="progressBar_loading_color">#FFFF0000</color>

The benefit of doing this is you can see the color in Android studio:

However when you programmatically set colors in your code apis usually ask for int value.

So, how to convert a color from resource type (Hex) to integer is a question.


The getColor() method of Resources returns the color in 0xAARRGGBB format;
int color = getResources().getColor(R.color.white); // color is now 0xFFFFFFFF
int alpha = Color.alpha(color);
int red =;

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