Sheehan Alam Sheehan Alam - 3 months ago 9
Android Question

How can I show ellipses on my TextView if it is greater than the 1 line?

I have the following Layout which does not work:

<LinearLayout
android:orientation="horizontal"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:id="@+id/experienceLayout"
android:background="#ffffff"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:paddingLeft="6dp"
android:paddingRight="6dp"
android:paddingBottom="6dp"
android:paddingTop="6dp">

<TextView
android:layout_weight="1"
android:id="@+id/experienceLabel"
android:text="Experience"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:textColor="#000000"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:textStyle="bold">
</TextView>

<TextView
android:id="@+id/experienceTextView"
android:text="TextView"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:textColor="#000000"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:ellipsize="end"
android:lines="1"
android:maxLines="1"
android:singleLine="true"
android:fadeScrollbars="false">
</TextView>

</LinearLayout>

Answer

This is a common problem. Try using the following:

android:scrollHorizontally="true"
android:ellipsize="end" 
android:maxLines="1"

.............. the scrollHorizontally is the "special sauce" that makes it work.