How to prevent child View from inheriting its parent setAlpha value in Android

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In this code solution section, I document some challenges I have faced while coding and how I was able to solve them.

The child TextView in the code below inherits alpha value from parents layout.

                android:text="Double Tap To Write Text"


There are some few hack online on how to solve this issue. But how I was able to solve it is to use the Android ColorUtils class with its method setAlphaComponent(Color.WHITE, 30);

The code snippets is show below.

int alphaColor = ColorUtils.setAlphaComponent(Color.WHITE, 30);
 TextView textView = (TextView)findViewById(;

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