How To Set Text In An EditText


Question

How can I set the text of an EditText?

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1/4/2011 2:35:59 PM

Accepted Answer

If you check the docs for EditText, you'll find a setText() method. It takes in a String and a TextView.BufferType. For example:

EditText editText = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.edit_text);
editText.setText("Google is your friend.", TextView.BufferType.EDITABLE);

It also inherits TextView's setText(CharSequence) and setText(int) methods, so you can set it just like a regular TextView:

editText.setText("Hello world!");
editText.setText(R.string.hello_world);
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3/21/2019 4:03:33 PM

String string="this is a text";
editText.setText(string)

I have found String to be a useful Indirect Subclass of CharSequence

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/TextView.html find setText(CharSequence text)

http://developer.android.com/reference/java/lang/CharSequence.html


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