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Display a message inside Android Edit Text Field

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Hai,
I have an Android Program with one text field.
I need to display a message inside that textfield when it loads on an emulator.
When the user clicks inside that textbox that message should dispappear.
For Ex: Please enter name
Can any one post some sample code over here…

How to&Answers:

Just use or call setHint on the object. Hint text to display when the text is empty.

<EditText
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textSize="18px"
        android:gravity="left"
        android:hint="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse egestas ullamcorper facilisis." />

Answer:

You need to use the attribute Hint of the EditText.

android:hint in your xml
setHint(int) at runtime

This will execute just what you need