How to change Navigation Drawer icon color in android

In this android programming source code example, we are going to change the color of navigation drawer indicator icon in android.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your android project without reinventing the wheel.

Below is a step by step source code to change the color of navigation drawer indicator icon in android.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

    <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
        android:id="@+id/toolbar"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@color/colorPrimary"
        android:theme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar" />

    <android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout
        android:id="@+id/drawerLayout"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_below="@id/toolbar">

        <TextView
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="Navigation Drawer"
            android:gravity="center_horizontal|center_vertical"/>

        <android.support.design.widget.NavigationView
            android:id="@+id/shitstuff"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:layout_gravity="start"
            app:headerLayout="@layout/drawer_header"
            app:itemTextColor="#000000"
            app:menu="@menu/drawermenu" />

    </android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout>

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.graphics.Color;
import android.support.design.widget.NavigationView;
import android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout;
import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;


public class NavigationViewActivity7 extends AppCompatActivity{
    private DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout;
    private NavigationView mNavigationView;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_navigation_view7);
        Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar);
        mDrawerLayout = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawerLayout);
        mNavigationView = (NavigationView) findViewById(R.id.shitstuff) ;

        ActionBarDrawerToggle mDrawerToggle = new ActionBarDrawerToggle(this,mDrawerLayout, toolbar,R.string.app_name, R.string.app_name);
        mDrawerToggle.getDrawerArrowDrawable().setColor(Color.RED);
        mDrawerLayout.addDrawerListener(mDrawerToggle);

        mDrawerToggle.syncState();

    }
}

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