How to assign value to text view directly in Android Kotlin

In Android Studio, when referencing layout (GUI) elements, the normal flow is to use code as below:

var tv = findViewById(

tv = myString

But, in Kotlin, Prior Android version 10, it was easy to assign values to layout elements without using find_view_by_id by simply using:

tv_name.text = myString

However, this has stopped working and to enable it, the following is the workaround:

  1. In the gradle file for the module, add id ‘kotlin-android-extensions’ in the plugins section.
  2. Then add import* in the activity kotlin code.

Now, tv_name.text = myString will work.