Mangaging an EditText states in Android

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http://stackoverflow.com – Hi i have a login form which has two EditText's one for email one for password and a sign in button when the user presses the button i want to do some verification of the forms. for example if nothings been inputted into the EditText's change the hint color and text of the EditText's heres what i have tried so far. i'm getting it so it logs out as being "" but it's not changing the hints. Editable emailInputEditable = emailInput.getText(); String emailInputString = emailInputEditable.toString(); Editable passwordInputEditable = passwordInput.getText(); String passwordInputString = (HowTos)