how to read value from string.xml in android?


Question

I have written the line:

String Mess = R.string.mess_1 ;

to get string value, but instead of returning string, it is giving me id of type integer. How can I get its string value? I mentioned the string value in the string.xml file.

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8/29/2017 10:09:13 PM

Accepted Answer

Try this

String mess = getResources().getString(R.string.mess_1);

UPDATE

String string = getString(R.string.hello);

You can use either getString(int) or getText(int) to retrieve a string. getText(int) will retain any rich text styling applied to the string.

Reference: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/string-resource.html

766
10/17/2016 9:16:59 PM

In Activity:

this.getString(R.string.resource_name)

If not in activity but have access to context:

context.getString(R.string.resource_name)
application.getString(R.string.resource_name)

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