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android – EditText ellipsize (three dots…)

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Unfortunatelly I am not able to make ellipsize for EditText works. Is even possible to put three dots at the end of the text when the text is too long? It is working perfectly for TextiView but not for EditText. Some idea?

 android:id="@+id/ed_email_personalInfo"
 android:layout_width="match_parent"
 android:layout_height="55dp"
 android:background="@color/transparent"
 android:ellipsize="end"
 android:ems="10"
 android:hint="@string/email"
 android:inputType="textEmailAddress"
 android:maxLength="64"
 android:paddingLeft="10dp"
 android:paddingRight="10dp"
 android:singleLine="true"
 android:textColorHint="@color/col9a9a9a"
 android:textSize="15.7sp"
How to&Answers:

Set this property to edit text.
Elipsize is working with disable edit text

    android:lines="1"
    android:scrollHorizontally="true"
    android:ellipsize="end"
    android:singleLine="true"
    android:editable="false"

Answer:

You have to remove android:inputType attribute.

Ellipsize doesn’t work if inputType is defined.

Answer:

Might not be possible in EditText (unless you create your own View). I think the default behavior (for singleLine EditText) is that you can scroll the text sideways when it can’t fit in the view.

Answer:

You need write a new class that extends EditText. for example:

MyEditTextEllipsize extends EditText{

private String dotsString;

private String storeString;

public MyEditTextEllipsize(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);
    }

@Override
    protected void onFocusChanged(boolean focused, int direction, Rect previouslyFocusedRect) {
        super.onFocusChanged(focused, direction, previouslyFocusedRect);

         if(focused)

     {
       setText(storeString);
      }else {
             String NOW = getText().toString();
                storeString = NOW;
            if (NOW != null && getWidth() <= getTextSize() * NOW.length()) {

                    dotsString = NOW.substring(0, (int) (getWidth() / getTextSize())) + "...";

                    setText(dotsString);

                }
}

    }
}