String is longer than the
TextView‘s width it automatically wraps onto the next line. I can avoid this by using
android:singleLine (deprecated) or by setting
android:inputType="text". What I need now is something that replaces the last 3 characters of my
String with “…“. Since I’m not using a monospace font this will always be different depending on the letters used in my
String. So I’m wondering what’s the best way to get the last 3 characters of a String in a
TextView and replace them. Maybe there’s already something implemented in the Android framework, since this must be a common problem.
You should be able to use the “ellipsize” property of a text view:
<TextView android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:id="@+id/text_mytext" android:ellipsize="end" android:maxLines="1" />
You may also need to apply gravity values to the layout too; I have sometimes seen “auto-stretching” views without them.
Answered By – Nate
Answer Checked By – Laura B. (Easybugfix Admin)