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Set Link Clickable in Java-Android

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I am designing an App, where there is TextView, and based on some check condition, I want to make links / phone numbers in the TextView clickable in Java side. Can I do this, I don’t want to make it clickable by default which is done by setting in xml file


What I already tried:
Create regular TextView and don’t set autoLink=”all”,

     TextView myView = 
       myView .setLinksClickable(true);

also tried :

     myView .setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());

None of the above Java code works, I don’t want a predesigned xml TextView with autoLink enabled, I want to change the TextView behavior in Java code based on if () conditions. There is no error in my code, but I am not able to achieve what I want. Can you please share your knowledge. Thank you.

How to&Answers:

Use setAutoLinkMask (int mask).

The possible values that can be combined for mask are those defined for the Linkify class.


 Linkify.addLinks(myView, Linkify.ALL);

Fixed the issue.