Find TextView which was created programmatically?


How can I find those TextView’s another function on same class?
I will use setText(), serBackgroundColor() after create.

This code part is on CreateDesign() and this func calling onCreate():

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

private LinearLayout linearLayout;
private TextView textView;

public void CreateDesign(){

   linearLayout = (LinearLayout) findById(;

   for(int i = 1; i <= 5; i++){
        textView = new TextView(this);
        textView.setText(i + ". TextView");


Well you don’t necessarily need to use id here, There are several ways to achieve this:


TextView textView = (TextView) linearLayout.findViewById(i);

i is what you set before from 1 to 5.


TextView textView = (TextView) linearLayout.getChildAt(i);

i here is the number of set item, for instance i=0 is the first textView you added using addView() method.

Answered By – Steve Moretz

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