How to Change the Background Drawable of SearchView in Android

In this android programming source code example, we are going to explore how to change the background drawable of searchview in android.

Below is a step by step source code to change the background drawable of searchview in android.

activity_main.xml

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

    <android.support.v7.widget.SearchView
        android:id="@+id/search"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:clickable="true" />

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.widget.SearchView;

import com.bluapp.androidview.R;

public class SearchViewActivity4 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private SearchView search;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_search_view4);
        search = (SearchView) findViewById(R.id.search);
        search.setBackgroundResource(R.drawable.cursor_edittext);
    }
}

cursor_edittext.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:shape="rectangle">
    <solid
        android:color="@color/colorPrimaryDark"/>
    <size
        android:width="2dp"/>
</shape>

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