Question

Until now I have been an iPhone developer only and now I have decided to give Android a whirl. Something I haven't been able to figure out on Android is how to programmatically prevent scrolling in a WebView?

Something similar to iPhones prevention of the onTouchMove event would be great!

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81
11/29/2014 5:26:59 AM

Accepted Answer

Here is my code for disabling all scrolling in webview:

  // disable scroll on touch
  webview.setOnTouchListener(new View.OnTouchListener() {
    @Override
    public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event) {
      return (event.getAction() == MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE);
    }
  });

To only hide the scrollbars, but not disable scrolling:

WebView.setVerticalScrollBarEnabled(false);
WebView.setHorizontalScrollBarEnabled(false);

or you can try using single column layout but this only works with simple pages and it disables horizontal scrolling:

   //Only disabled the horizontal scrolling:
   webview.getSettings().setLayoutAlgorithm(LayoutAlgorithm.SINGLE_COLUMN);

You can also try to wrap your webview with vertically scrolling scrollview and disable all scrolling on the webview:

<ScrollView
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:scrollbars="vertical"    >
  <WebView
    android:id="@+id/mywebview"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:scrollbars="none" />
</ScrollView>

And set

webview.setScrollContainer(false);

Don't forget to add the webview.setOnTouchListener(...) code above to disable all scrolling in the webview. The vertical ScrollView will allow for scrolling of the WebView's content.

169
7/19/2018 7:42:41 AM

I don't know if you still need it or not, but here is the solution:

appView = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.appView); 
appView.setVerticalScrollBarEnabled(false);
appView.setHorizontalScrollBarEnabled(false);

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