I am using appcompat v7 to get the look consistent on Android 5 and less. It works rather well. However I cannot figure out how to change the bottom line color and the accent color for EditTexts. Is it possible?
I have tried to define a custom android:editTextStyle (cf. below) but I only succeeded to change the full background color or text color but not the bottom line nor the accent color. Is there a specific property value to use? do I have to use a custom drawable image through the android:background property? is it not possible to specify a color in hexa?
<style name="Theme.App.Base" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">
<style name="Widget.App.EditText" parent="Widget.AppCompat.EditText">
According to android API 21 sources, EditTexts with material design seem to use colorControlActivated and colorControlNormal. Therefore, I have tried to override these properties in the previous style definition but it has no effect. Probably appcompat does not use it. Unfortunately, I cannot find the sources for the last version of appcompat with material design.