How to use the Text Watcher class in Android?


This example demonstrates how do I use the Text watcher class in android.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="match_parent"
   tools:context=".MainActivity">
   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/text"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:text="Android Text Watcher"
      android:textSize="16sp"
      android:textStyle="bold"
      android:layout_marginTop="24sp"
      android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
      android:layout_alignParentTop="true" />
   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/etInput"
      android:layout_width="match_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
      android:layout_below="@id/text"
      android:maxLength="15"
      android:hint="Input" />
   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView"
      android:layout_width="fill_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:textSize="24sp"
      android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
      android:layout_marginTop="12dp"
      android:layout_below="@id/etInput"/>
</RelativeLayout>

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.text.Editable;
import android.text.TextWatcher;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   EditText input;
   TextView output;
   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
      input = findViewById(R.id.etInput);
      output = findViewById(R.id.textView);
      input.addTextChangedListener(textWatcher);
   }
   TextWatcher textWatcher = new TextWatcher() {
      @Override
      public void beforeTextChanged(CharSequence s, int start, int count, int after) {
      }
      @Override
      public void onTextChanged(CharSequence s, int start, int before, int count) {
         output.setText(s);
         if (start == 12){
            Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Maximum Limit Reached", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
         }
      }
      @Override
      public void afterTextChanged(Editable s) {
      }
   };
}

Step 4 - Add the following code to androidManifest.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" package="app.com.sample">
   <application
      android:allowBackup="true"
      android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
      android:label="@string/app_name"
      android:roundIcon="@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
      android:supportsRtl="true"
      android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
      <activity android:name=".MainActivity">
         <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
         </intent-filter>
      </activity>
   </application>
</manifest>

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  Icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –


Click here to download the project code.

raja
Published on 08-Aug-2019 18:21:43
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