Housefly Housefly - 29 days ago 13
Android Question

How to make part of the text Bold in android at runtime?

A

ListView
in my application has many string elements like
name
,
experience
,
date of joining
, etc. I just want to make
name
bold. All the string elements will be in a single
TextView
.

my XML:




<ImageView
android:id="@+id/logo"
android:layout_width="55dp"
android:layout_height="55dp"
android:layout_marginLeft="5dp"
android:layout_marginRight="5dp"
android:layout_marginTop="15dp" >
</ImageView>

<TextView
android:id="@+id/label"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_toRightOf="@id/logo"
android:padding="5dp"
android:textSize="12dp" >
</TextView>




My code to set the TextView of the ListView item:

holder.text.setText(name + "\n" + expirience + " " + dateOfJoininf);

Answer

Say you have a TextView called etx. You would then use the following code:

final SpannableStringBuilder sb = new SpannableStringBuilder("HELLOO");

final StyleSpan bss = new StyleSpan(android.graphics.Typeface.BOLD); // Span to make text bold
final StyleSpan iss = new StyleSpan(android.graphics.Typeface.ITALIC); //Span to make text italic
sb.setSpan(bss, 0, 4, Spannable.SPAN_INCLUSIVE_INCLUSIVE); // make first 4 characters Bold 
sb.setSpan(iss, 4, 6, Spannable.SPAN_INCLUSIVE_INCLUSIVE); // make last 2 characters Italic

etx.setText(sb);

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