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textview – dpi value of default "large", "medium" and "small" text views android

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Does the documentation ( or anyone) talks about the dpi values of the default

  • Large TextView {android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"}
  • Medium TextView {android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium"}
  • Small TextView { android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceSmall"}

widgets in the SDK ?

The Large, medium, small and regular text views

To put it in another way, can we replicate the appearance of these text views without using the android:textAppearance attribute?

How to&Answers:

See in the android sdk directory.

In \platforms\android-X\data\res\values\themes.xml:

    <item name="textAppearanceLarge">@android:style/TextAppearance.Large</item>
    <item name="textAppearanceMedium">@android:style/TextAppearance.Medium</item>
    <item name="textAppearanceSmall">@android:style/TextAppearance.Small</item>

In \platforms\android-X\data\res\values\styles.xml:

<style name="TextAppearance.Large">
    <item name="android:textSize">22sp</item>
</style>

<style name="TextAppearance.Medium">
    <item name="android:textSize">18sp</item>
</style>

<style name="TextAppearance.Small">
    <item name="android:textSize">14sp</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">?textColorSecondary</item>
</style>

TextAppearance.Large means style is inheriting from TextAppearance style, you have to trace it also if you want to see full definition of a style.

Link: http://developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html

Answer:

To put it in another way, can we replicate the appearance of these text views without using the android:textAppearance attribute?

Like biegleux already said:

  • small represents 14sp
  • medium represents 18sp
  • large represents 22sp

If you want to use the small, medium or large value on any text in your Android app, you can just create a dimens.xml file in your values folder and define the text size there with the following 3 lines:

<dimen name="text_size_small">14sp</dimen>
<dimen name="text_size_medium">18sp</dimen>
<dimen name="text_size_large">22sp</dimen>

Here is an example for a TextView with large text from the dimens.xml file:

<TextView
  android:id="@+id/hello_world"
  android:text="hello world"
  android:layout_width="wrap_content"
  android:layout_height="wrap_content"
  android:textSize="@dimen/text_size_large"/>

Answer:

Programmatically, you could use:

textView.setTextAppearance(android.R.style.TextAppearance_Large);