What I have now is a ListView of TextView elements. each TextView element displays a text (the text length varies from 12 words to 100+). What I want is to make these TextViews display a portion of the text (let's say 20 word or roughly 170 chars).
How to limit the TextView to a fixed number of characters?
Here is an example. I limit the sizewith the maxLength attribute, limit it to a single line with maxLines attribute, then use the ellipsize=end to add a "..." automatically to the end of any line that has been cut-off.
<TextView android:id="@+id/secondLineTextView" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:maxLines="1" android:maxLength="10" android:ellipsize="end"/>