How can I change the color of the textView android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item?

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http://stackoverflow.com – I'm creating a SpinnerAdapter using the built in resource ID android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item SpinnerAdapter mSpinnerAdapter = ArrayAdapter.createFromResource(this, R.array.action_list, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item); but the textView which that resource ID creates has textColor Black and I need a different color. What's the best way of changing the color but keeping everything else the same? When I try and create my own textView layout resource in an xml file, e.g. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <TextView xmlns:android="http://schemas.andro (HowTos)