Android: Making changes to a button's parent view-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have a RelativeLayout with a button inside it. Once the user clicks on that button, I would like to change the background of the parent view (RelativeLayout). I know I can do this by storing the parent view in a variable or setting a tag on the button, but I’d lime to avoid that (I have very good reasons for not wanting this). Isn’t there a way to just access the parent view from the button itself?

How to solve:

Try View.getParent():

Button yourBtn = (Button) findViewById(;
RelativeLayout yourRelLay = (RelativeLayout) yourBtn.getParent();

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