Android: How to add a click listener to a Button (action listener)

As another quick Android example, this Java source code shows how to add a “click listener” (on click/tap event) to an Android Button:

public class MyActivity extends Activity {

     protected void onCreate(Bundle icicle) {

         final Button button = (Button) findViewById(;
         button.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
             public void onClick(View v) {
                 // your handler code here


Important things to know are:

  • You need to add a listener to the Button
  • The listener you need is called an OnClickListener (not an ActionListener or ButtonClickListener, etc.)
  • You add the listener with the setOnClickListener method, and
  • You need to implement the onClick method

If you needed to see how to add a listener to an Android Button, I hope this example code is helpful.

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