Android Help with Changing Button Font Type, How?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

i would like to change the font that appears on the button text, i have managed to do this with text on the screen, textview, but cannot find any info, or help with applying this to a button.

I ‘am novice, so providing the code to do so, would be much appreciated. This is what i’am using for the textview, but how do i change the button font?

TextView txt = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.custom_font);  
Typeface font = Typeface.createFromAsset(getAssets(), "1543Humane_jenson_bold.TTF");  
txt.setTypeface(font);

Thanks
Lucy
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How to solve:

Button IS-A TextView, so just do it as with a TextView:

Button txt = (Button) findViewById(R.id.custom_font);  
Typeface font = Typeface.createFromAsset(getAssets(), "1543Humane_jenson_bold.TTF");  
txt.setTypeface(font);

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I use like this for button and it worked (same as for TextView) ..

 Button enter=(Button) findViewById(R.id.enter);
 Typeface type=Typeface.createFromAsset(getAssets(), "arial.ttf");
 enter.setTypeface(type);

hope it helps…

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If you plan to add the same font to several buttons I suggest that you go all the way and implement it as a style and subclass button:

public class ButtonPlus extends Button {

    public ButtonPlus(Context context) {
        super(context);
    }

    public ButtonPlus(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);
        CustomFontHelper.setCustomFont(this, context, attrs);
    }

    public ButtonPlus(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyle) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyle);
        CustomFontHelper.setCustomFont(this, context, attrs);
    }
}

This is a helper class to set a font on a TextView (remember, Button is a subclass of TextView) based on the com.my.package:font attribute:

public class CustomFontHelper {

    /**
     * Sets a font on a textview based on the custom com.my.package:font attribute
     * If the custom font attribute isn't found in the attributes nothing happens
     * @param textview
     * @param context
     * @param attrs
     */
    public static void setCustomFont(TextView textview, Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        TypedArray a = context.obtainStyledAttributes(attrs, R.styleable.CustomFont);
        String font = a.getString(R.styleable.CustomFont_font);
        setCustomFont(textview, font, context);
        a.recycle();
    }

    /**
     * Sets a font on a textview
     * @param textview
     * @param font
     * @param context
     */
    public static void setCustomFont(TextView textview, String font, Context context) {
        if(font == null) {
            return;
        }
        Typeface tf = FontCache.get(font, context);
        if(tf != null) {
            textview.setTypeface(tf);
        }
    }
 }

And here’s the FontCache to reduce memory usage on older devices:

public class FontCache {

    private static Hashtable<String, Typeface> fontCache = new Hashtable<String, Typeface>();

    public static Typeface get(String name, Context context) {
        Typeface tf = fontCache.get(name);
        if(tf == null) {
            try {
                tf = Typeface.createFromAsset(context.getAssets(), name);
            }
            catch (Exception e) {
                return null;
            }
            fontCache.put(name, tf);
        }
        return tf;
    }
}

In res/values/attrs.xml we define the custom styleable attribute

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <declare-styleable name="CustomFont">
        <attr name="font" format="string"/>
    </declare-styleable>
</resources>

And finally an example use in a layout:

<com.my.package.buttons.ButtonPlus
    style="@style/button"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:text="@string/button_sometext"/>

And in res/values/style.xml

<style name="button" parent="@android:style/Widget.Button">
    <item name="com.my.package:font">fonts/copperplate_gothic_light.TTF</item>
</style>

This may seem like an awful lot of work, but you’ll thank me once you have couple of handfuls of buttons and textfields that you want to change font on.

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An other alternative for the above solutions:

mYourButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.Button_id);
mYourEditText = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.editText_id);

Typeface font = ResourcesCompat.getFont(getContext(), R.font.font_name.TTF);
mYourButton.setTypeface(font);
mYourEditText.setTypeface(font);

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By creating a custom button as shown here:

  public class Button_Roboto_Regular extends Button {

    public Button_Roboto_Regular(Context context) {
        super(context);
        mTextFont(context);
    }

    public Button_Roboto_Regular(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);
        mTextFont(context);
    }

    public Button_Roboto_Regular(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyleAttr) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyleAttr);
        mTextFont(context);
    }
    private void mTextFont(Context context) {
        Typeface face = Typeface.createFromAsset(context.getAssets(), "fonts/Roboto-Regular_0.ttf");
        this.setTypeface(face);
    }
}

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