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android – Prevent TextView from wrapping in parent

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

How do I prevent a TextView, or any visual object, from wrapping to the screen and instead have them chopped off the sides? Is there some XML attribute or code to do this or is it impossible to have anything overflow from the screen?

For example, you have this:

text being wrapped

But you really want this:

text being cropped

Any ideas?

How to&Answers:

check out android:maxLines="1" and if you want to add ending ... add also android:ellipsize="end"

<TextView
   android:id="@+id/name"
   android:text="i want this to crop not wrap"
   android:layout_width="fill_parent"
   android:layout_height="wrap_content"
   android:maxLines="1"
   android:ellipsize="end" />

android:singleLine="true" was deprecated in API Level 3.

Answer:

You’re looking for android:singleLine="true".

Answer:

Have you checked out android:scrollHorizontally. There is also a HorizontalScrollView if that doesn’t work.

Answer:

And in java code it’s:

textView.setSingleLine();

Answer:

textView.setHorizontallyScrolling(true); worked for me.