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textview – Android Linkify links textColor ignored, css style overrides possible?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am using Linkify in my app, and visited link text is appearing as dark purple. My overall layout background color is dark blue so this is impossible to read. The text is set as white, but visited links are appearing as dark purple. How do I override this?

<TextView android:text="Website:" 
          android:layout_width="match_parent" 
          android:layout_height="wrap_content"
          android:textSize="14dip"
          android:paddingBottom="2dip"
          android:background="#ffffff"
          android:textColor="#577dbe" />              
<TextView android:text="http://www.mysite.com/"
          android:layout_width="match_parent" 
          android:layout_height="wrap_content"
          android:textSize="12dip"
          android:paddingBottom="6dip"
          android:textColor="#ffffff"
          android:id="@+id/contactWeb1" />  
How to&Answers:

It turned out to be a simple solution!

However you won’t be able to do the visited / not visited differentiation.

    TextView contactWeb1 = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.contactWeb1);
    noteView.setText("http://www.blablaasd.com/");
    noteView.setLinkTextColor(Color.red); //for example
    Linkify.addLinks(noteView, Linkify.ALL);

My attempts to catch visited states:

Use

    noteView.setLinkTextColor(getResources().getColorStateList(R.color.colors));

Instead of

    noteView.setLinkTextColor(Color.red);

In res/ create folder color and create colors.xml in res/color/

colors.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item
      android:state_window_focused="true" android:color="#00ff00">

    </item>
    <item
      android:state_window_focused="true" android:color="#00ff00">

    </item>
    <item android:color="#FF00ff"/>
</selector>

I have tried my best to catch visited states. I tried all the states a selector can take.

I might have missed In case you found out, share (:


ALTERNATE SOLUTION (works only for html links)

Set the font Color programatically

Drawback (Be carefull for this point)

  • You will have to catch whether it was visited or not (this is doable)

    This means that you are not overriding the visited links functionality.

CODE:

TextView contactWeb1 = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.contactWeb1);
String desc = "<font color=\"red\"><a href='http://www.mysite.com/'>Visit my site</a></font>";
contactWeb1.setText(Html.fromHtml(desc));
contactWeb1.setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());

Answer:

Add:

android:textColor="#ffffff"

to TextView element in xml solves problem… it seems that overriding textcolor overrides other color styles related to element

see this question:

Android text view color doesn't change when disabled

Answer:

I tried your code out and my TextView’s color wasn’t changing. Well a solution to your would be to add a onClick listener to the TextView and set the color of the TextView in it. So whenever the text is clicked it will be set to the color you specify.

Answer:

I ran into the same problem using Linkify. You can use LinkMovementMethod instead, and convert your text to a SpannableString.

TextView contactWeb1 = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.contactWeb1);
SpannableString str = SpannableString.valueOf(contactWeb1);
str.setSpan(new URLSpan(contactWeb1.getText()), 0, str.length() -1, Spannable.SPAN_INCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE);
contactWeb1.setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());