Type mismatch, Required: Editable! Found: String

I’m pretty new to programming and I’m struggling to figure out where I’ve gone wrong here.

Here is the piece of code in question

fun bind(bike: BikeShopModel) {
itemView.bikeTitle.text = bike.title
itemView.description.text = bike.description

its the bike.title part that is causing the issue.

Here is the full activity if it helps

package org.wit.bikeshop.activities

import android.os.Bundle
import android.view.LayoutInflater
import android.view.View
import android.view.ViewGroup
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.recyclerview.widget.LinearLayoutManager
import androidx.recyclerview.widget.RecyclerView
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_bikeshop.view.*
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_bikeshop.view.bikeTitle
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_bikeshop_list.*
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.card_bikeshop.view.*
import org.wit.bikeshop.R
import org.wit.bikeshop.main.MainApp
import org.wit.bikeshop.models.BikeShopModel

class BikeShopListActivity : AppCompatActivity() {

lateinit var app: MainApp

override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
    app = application as MainApp

    val layoutManager = LinearLayoutManager(this)
    recyclerView.layoutManager = layoutManager
    recyclerView.adapter = BikeShopAdapter(app.bikes)


class BikeShopAdapter constructor(private var bikes: List) :
RecyclerView.Adapter<BikeShopAdapter.MainHolder>() {

override fun onCreateViewHolder(parent: ViewGroup, viewType: Int): MainHolder {
    return MainHolder(

override fun onBindViewHolder(holder: MainHolder, position: Int) {
    val bike = bikes[holder.adapterPosition]

override fun getItemCount(): Int = bikes.size

class MainHolder constructor(itemView: View) : RecyclerView.ViewHolder(itemView) {

    fun bind(bike: BikeShopModel) {
        itemView.bikeTitle.text = bike.title
        itemView.description.text = bike.description

Short answer:

You can set String to TextView using setText method. In your case it would look like this.

fun bind(bike: BikeShopModel) {
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Thank you, I have it resolved now

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