Android :: Setting To Move Cursor To End Of EditText?
Feb 22, 2010
After the following two lines are executed, the text is shown on the left side of the EditText, and the cursor is also on the left edge. While I wanna show the text on the right side of the EditText, and move the cursor to the end of the text. code...
I was going through the notepad tutorials.the cursor was placed in the middle of edit text.i tried to make the cursor to point in the first line as shown in the pic but not able to find the solution for it.Kindly look at the pic and give favorable reply.
I have a small problem. In my activity i have a edittext and button. Clicking on button I am changing the inputtype of the edittext. Now whats when i click button the input type changes but the cursor goes to the begining of the text in edittext. Can i retain the same position of the cursor or can i bring the cursor to the end of the text.
I have a background thread which queries for 1000 records at a time. After querying , when i call cursor.move To First(), the UI gets blocked until the operation is completed.This is very disturbing experience for user , especially if there are 10000 plus records.I use Thread.sleep in between after each 1000 records, As soon as cursor.move To First is called, UI blocks for 2 3 seconds. Am i missing anything here ?
Just noticed that there doesn't appear to be any kind of optical trackpad on it. How will you be able to do things like move a cursor through text? Are they just relying on the bigger screen to enable more accurate touching?
I know I can just tap the screen, but so many times, it doesn't land the cursor right where I want to delete. Yes, I can go back, but that deletes everything. I just want to be able to move the cursor back to the part that I want to edit, add or delete.
Can you use the optical trackpad to move the cursor when writing text? So if you realise you've gone wrong you don't have to place your finger in-between two letters. On my existing very old touch scree phone this is a big issue as i can never get the cursor exactly where i want Another trackpad question - what purpose does it have when browsing, does it highlight links allowing quick navigation without using the pinch and zoom?
Final track pad question- do you use it? The battery- with moderate to heavy use will it ALWAYS last a long day 7-11 for example? Hows the froyo update, is sense still as smooth as ever?
I use the hardware keyboard exclusively, but am wanting to use the software keyboard more, figuring that my next phone may only have that. My real problem is figuring out how to move the cursor around in the text. If I want to go back and edit using the hardware keyboard, I just use the d-pad to move back to the spot I need. How do I do that with the software keyboard? Am I forced to tap the screen (which never chooses where I want it, and I have to key pecking at it to get it in the right place)?
Hopefully this is just something easy since I'm still wet behind the ears with programming for android. My issue is that i have a couple EditText boxes at the bottom of my layout. When in the emulator they work as expected, you touch the edittext and the screen scrolls up so you can see the content. However when i try it on my droid inc the edittext is covered by the keyboard.
I can't see any arrow keys on the keyboard to move the cursor around in a text entry box. So, when I want to correct a typing mistake I have to stab my finger somewhere to the right of the error then backspace over the error (usually deleting a few correct characters in the process) before retyping. There must be a better way.
Has anyone found an easy, reliable way to reposition the cursor so that you can modify text you've already written? The only suggestion I was given was to "swipe" the cursor over to where I wanted it, which turns into a series of moves that have the cursor jumping all over the place. Are there no equivalents to the "cursor arrows" that let you move the cursor up, right & left?
I'm getting null pointer exceptions when I try to initialize Button and EditText objects in global scope, can't figure it out. I've commented out everything but the bare minimum for the app to display my layout, but this still causes a crash: private EditText addmoney = (EditText)findViewById(R.id.addmoney);
R.id.addmoney definitely, definitely exists. So what the heck? Is it impossible to declare EditText in global scope? I need to be able to call it from both onCreate and onPause in a class extending Activity, is there maybe another way I should be doing this
I am developping an android app which downloads an xml and displays a layout with a number of edittexts, checkboxes, spinners, etc. added dynamically like this:
LinearLayout ll = new LinearLayout(this); EditText nameField = new EditText(this); ll.addView(nameField); ScrollView sv = new ScrollView(this); sv.addView(ll); setContentView(sv);
I'm having trouble with setting some properties to an EditText added this way. For examle android:maxLength attribute can easily be set in an xml layout but I found no method to do the same in the java code. How can I do it when hawing to add dynamically?
I am new in Android and i am working to make an on-screen keyboard which can be visitable via arrow(direction) keys of my external keyboard. I mean i wanna move left, right, up and down in the on-screen keyboard's UI (keys) with pressing arrow keys from my external(hardware) keyboard. The key that cursor is on should be focused, when i press an arrow key from my external keyboard the focused key should change and when i press "enter" from my external keyboard it should be operated.(written to the screen etc.) How can i make this? Is there any idea? How can i make virtual keyboard's keys visitable? It doesn't look like moving around a matrix of buttons.
The structure of some of my activities is a simple ListView with a custom CursorAdapter. The cursor is created in onCreate() on the activity from a SQLite database. The problem is that querying the SQLite database can be quite slow at times with lots of data (and let's assume I've already optimized the sql query as much as possible). Because it occurs in onCreate() on the UI thread, I get ugly black screens when opening the activity, which sometimes turn into ANRs, on a slow phone like the G1. I want to load the cursor in a background and show "Loading.." on screen while doing so. I saw AsyncQueryHandler used extensively in the framework, but this seems a solution geared more towards Content Providers and not application-local SQLite databases. I then thought of trying to load the cursor in a background thread, but realize that this might be problematic, as the CursorAdapter should be instantiated in onCreate() and should take a cursor as a parameter. The latest thought I had was to instantiate an empty MatrixCursor in onCreate() and pass that to the cursor adapter, while kicking off a thread/TimerTask to query the database. Then, on database cursor load, call cursorAdapter.change Cursor to the properly filled cursor. This doesn't seem very elegant and seems quite wasteful, however.
I get records from the system by quering a ContentResolver. I maintain the order of the items in the database. So I want to display the items in the order taken from my database.
How do I merge these two informations?
I am looking after an alternative way now. As what I ideally want is:
Get order of contacts by a custom order held in my database (this involves joining CR with my DB cursor, and doing an order by, later seams it's not possible with CursorJoiner) but there is more, if the join is not unique I want to sort by contact's name as last measure
Which is impossible using Cursor and Joiners, because of the missing feature of order bys, also I need to return a Cursor, as I will be using the in an ExpandableList
Also this translated to TSQL it would look like
select * from contactsdata left join category on contactsdata.catid=category.id order by category.pos asc, contact.display_name asc
So I am looking now after an alternative. I have in mind to load in a temporary DB table all data from CR, then do the query on the temporary table where I can join tables and do order bys? How does this sound to you?
Adding an image on EditText works fine. However, copying an image is another problem. When I insert an image on EditText by using ImageSpan it shows correctly, but I copy inserted image, EditText shows me only 'obj'.
I want an EditText to look like TextView but still behave like EditText. I've tried applying TextView style to my EditText in my layout.xml file, like this:
But I get an error within xml editor: "Error: No resource found that matches the given name (at 'style' with value '@android:style/ Widget_TextView')." It is strange because @android:style/ Widget_TextView definitively exists - I double checked it in code via android.R.style.Widget_TextView. Another strange thing is that I don't get android:style offered in the xml editor while typing? There is android:id, android:text and everything else.. but not android:style?
I consider the hard way (making EditText look like TextView) to be: extending EditText and overriding it's onDraw method.
Our app (WordPress for Android) uses a ScrollView for the new blog post view. The issue is that if a user writes a lengthy blog post in the EditText, they are unable to scroll inside of the EditText because the ScrollView seems to be taking over the scrolling action, even when you are in the EditText.
Here's the layout XML (the EditText in question is @id/content):
I have this at the top of my application. When the application starts, the EditText is orange highlighted and has a cursor in it; when the EditText is tapped, the soft keyboard pops up. The user uses it to type into the EditText.
However, when they click the Button, my onClick method fires and does everything it's supposed to, however the soft keyboard stays on screen and the EditText is still highlighted with its cursor.
I also have, at the top of the Button onclick: findViewById(R.id.name).clearFocus();
In spite of this, the EditText does not seem to clear its focus. How do I make the button actually act as if it is submitting the form?
Also, I do not transition to a different Activity on the click of the Button. I suppose that is the typical case, and probably the reason why they don't bother hiding the keyboard. However I want to keep the search box and button at the top of the screen, so I just dynamically fill and add views to the screen when the Button is pressed. How can I achieve my desired behavior?