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java – How do I open a browser on clicking a text link in TextView

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I made an activity that has some text. I made a link clickable in TextView but and it is working fine (link is visible with underline).

But when I click the link it says Unfortunately app has stopped responding Here is my code.

The TextView code:

<TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:id="@+id/home"
    android:text="@string/google" />

The Java code (in protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) ):

 TextView txt= (TextView) findViewById(R.id.home); //txt is object of TextView
    txt.setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());

The string.xml code:

<string name="google">
    <a href="www.google.com">Home page</a>
</string>

This is what my app shows,

App screenshot

Now if I click Home Page link the error message saying Unfortunately app has stopped not responding appears What should I do?

Please help!

How to&Answers:

Just add following line in your textview xml.

android:autoLink="web"

Answer:

Thanks to those who helped me by their answers

This is what the complete answer looks like.

In the TextView of activityname.xml write android:autoLink="web"

<TextView
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:id="@+id/home"
    android:autoLink="web
    android:text="@string/google" />

In the java file write create onClickListener()

TextView txt= (TextView) findViewById(R.id.home); //txt is object of TextView
    txt.setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());
    txt.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
        public void onClick(View v) {
            Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
            browserIntent.setData(Uri.parse("http://www.google.com"));
            startActivity(browserIntent);
        }
    });

No changes in the string.xml file

Thanks to @AdnanAmjad @sarvesh @Mikejess and to the guy who deleted his comment

Answer:

text_view.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener(){

     String url = textView.getText().toString();
    Intent i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
    i.setData(Uri.parse(url));
    startActivity(i);

});

Answer:

Check this one it is working for me i have check the result both for textview and button you can use it and at the place of text you can replace the link

            <Button
                android:layout_width="fill_parent"
                android:layout_height="20dp"
                android:text=" Click To Send Email "
                android:textColor="#FFF"
                android:clickable="true"
                android:background="#cf1414"
                android:linksClickable="true"
                android:id="@+id/emailbutton"/>