[ACCEPTED]-Default selector background in Clickable Views-drawable

Accepted answer
Score: 177

This works for me:

android:background="?android:attr/selectableItemBackground"

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Score: 21

It's list_selector_holo_dark or the equivalent holo light version; and 4 these are the defaults in Honeycomb and 3 above. list_selector_background is the non-holo version, used in 2 Gingerbread and below.

EDIT: I believe (but can't confirm) that 1 the platform agnostic selector is ?android:attr/listSelector

Score: 11

If you are using appcompat-v7, you can just use ?attr/selectableItemBackground.

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Score: 8

There is a way to combine all the valid 7 answers:

Define a attribute (eg. in values/attrs.xml):

<attr name="clickableItemBackground" format="reference"/>

In 6 your platform dependent theme section (eg. in 5 values/styles.xml or values/themes.xml) declare 4 this:

<style name="Theme.Platform" parent="@android:style/Theme.Whatever">
        <item name="clickableItemBackground">@android:drawable/list_selector_background</item>
</style>

In your platform dependent theme section 3 for api-11+ (eg. in values-v11/styles.xml 2 or values-v11/themes.xml) declare this:

<style name="Theme.Platform" parent="@android:style/Theme.Holo.Whatever">
        <item name="clickableItemBackground">?android:attr/selectableItemBackground</item>
</style>

Then 1 use ?attr/clickableItemBackground wherever needed.

Score: 6

A solution similar to flx's answer, but 4 without additional attribute definition.

Platform 3 independent style used for pre-Holo devices 2 (in res\values\styles.xml):

<style name="SelectableItem">
    <item name="android:background">@android:drawable/list_selector_background</item>
</style>

Style for Holo devices (API Level 1 14+) (in res\values-v14\styles.xml):

<style name="SelectableItem">
    <item name="android:background">?android:attr/selectableItemBackground</item>
</style>

Apply style to needed view, e.g., LinearLayout:

<LinearLayout
    style="@style/SelectableItem"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content">
...
</LinearLayout>
Score: 6

This works fine on api 11 and above. But 8 as noted it wont work on previous versions.

android:background="?android:attr/selectableItemBackground"

Here 7 is a solution to have it run on all versions running 6 android.

  1. Add the appropriate colors within 5 the colors.xml which is located within your 4 values folder. It should appear as such:

    <color name="white">#ffffff</color>
    <color name="blue">#7ecce8</color>
    
  2. Create 3 an xml selector file. Here I named it button_selection.xml

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:state_pressed="true" android:drawable="@color/blue"/>         <!--pressed -->
    <item android:state_focused="true" android:drawable="@color/blue"/> <!-- focused -->
    <item android:drawable="@color/white"/> <!-- default -->
    </selector> 
    
  3. Go 2 to your view or button and set the newly 1 created button_selection.xml as its background.

    android:background="@drawable/button_selection"
    
Score: 4

Alternatively,

android:background="?android:attr/listChoiceBackgroundIndicator

if you just want the items 2 to highlight blue (or whatever the current 1 default is) while they are clicked.

Score: 2

Setting Background restricts you from choosing a background 4 color or drawable later! So my advice is 3 to add this style to your styles.xml:

<style name="TouchableView">
    <item name="android:foreground">?android:attr/selectableItemBackground</item>
</style>

And then on every 2 view you only need to add:

            android:theme="@style/TouchableView"

Like ANY VIEW!

    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/my_orders"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginRight="0dp"
        android:theme="@style/TouchableView"
        android:background="@color/white"
        android:gravity="left"
        android:padding="10dp"
        android:text="@string/my_orders"
        android:textColor="@color/gray"
        android:textSize="14sp" />

Don't forget to 1 add onClickListener to see the results.

Score: 1

In short - android:background="?selectableItemBackground" ;)

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