Hi. I have a question about how to get the XML string array items into a Java string array. This is what I have: Code (Text): private String rbarray; private Random random; ... ... ... rbarray =res.getStringArray(R.array.Questions); randint = random.nextInt(2);//so far I only have two items in the strin-array String question = rbarray[randint]; QuesView.setText(question); This seems correct. When I try to run this in the emulator I get an error dialog. Take this out and run a simple "QuesView.setText("any old string") and it runs. I tried to debug it. I have to say I can't get my head around the debugger. I couldn't see an error message or stack trace anywhere. A long time ago I used to use Textpad to do all my Java (which wasn't very much). If it had an error, I looked at the stack trace and fixed it. Anyway, rant over, can anyone give me a hint why this doesn't work?