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xml – Use special symbol (<, >) in layout design in Android

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I need two navigation buttons with their texts are < and >. However, the compiler doesn’t allow me use those symbols, even if I use \< and \>.

Is there anyway to put these symbol into the XML design file?

How to&Answers:

Use &lt; for <
Use &gt; for >
Use &amp; for &.

etc.

Answer:

Use < for <

Use > for >

Use & for &

use " for “

for complete List of symbol

use &# decimal code of the symbol ; as above

Enjoy Programming..

Answer:

It is encouraged for Android programmers to store String values in res/values/strings. If you add a String here, you can reference it in your xml file like so: android:text="@string/mystring"

Answer:

Declare this in string.xml and use:

<string name="sna">Synonyms &amp; Antonyms</string>

And simply call this in:

<TextView 
    android:text="@string/s_n_a"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:textColor="@color/White"
    android:layout_gravity="center"
    android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge"/>

Use &lt; for <

Use &gt; for >