AlikElzin-kilaka AlikElzin-kilaka - 26 days ago 9
Android Question

Android Preference with long summary (explanation)

I have a preference that represents some complex notion.
I'd like to explain it, and the explanation is a bit long.
When I add the explanation to the summary of the preference it gets cut off.
Is there a standard for Android having long summary/description/explanation?
Thank you.

Answer

I couldn't find any standard for long settings explanations.

My solution

I set the summary to be the value chosen by the preference and added a dialog with a long message to explain the chosen setting when it is chosen.

This kind of keeps the settings UI standard without the need to custom the standard preference layouts.