Sunday, 25 September 2016

Html tags in TextView - Android

The best approach to use CData sections for the string in strings.xml file to get a actual display of the html content to the TextView the below code snippet will give you the fair idea.

//in string.xml file
<string name="welcome_text"><![CDATA[<b>Welcome,</b> to the forthetyroprogrammers blog Logged in as:]]> %1$s.</string>

Now in Java code you can assign like this,

//and in Java code
String welcomStr=String.format(getString(R.string.welcome_text),username);

CData section in string text keeps the html tag data intact even after formatting text using String.format method. So, Html.fromHtml(str) works fine and you’ll see the bold text in Welcome message.

Welcome, to your favorite music app store. Logged in as: <username>

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