Shajeel Afzal Shajeel Afzal - 20 days ago 5
Android Question

TextInputLayout not showing EditText hint before user focus on it

I am using recently released Android Design Support Library to show floating label with EditTexts. But i am facing the problem that the Hint on the EditText is not showing when UI is rendered, but i see the Hint after i focus on the EditTexts.

My Layout is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent">
<FrameLayout
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent">
<ScrollView
android:id="@+id/ScrollView01"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:scrollbars="vertical">

<LinearLayout
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:orientation="vertical"
android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin">

<android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout
android:id="@+id/name_et_textinputlayout"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin">

<EditText
android:id="@+id/FeedBackerNameET"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:hint="@string/feedbackname"
android:inputType="textPersonName|textCapWords" />
</android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout>

<android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout
android:id="@+id/email_textinputlayout"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content">

<EditText
android:id="@+id/FeedBackerEmailET"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:hint="@string/feedbackemail"
android:inputType="textEmailAddress" />

</android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout>

<Spinner
android:id="@+id/SpinnerFeedbackType"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="48dp"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:entries="@array/feedbacktypelist"
android:prompt="@string/feedbacktype" />

<android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout
android:id="@+id/body_textinputlayout"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content">

<EditText
android:id="@+id/EditTextFeedbackBody"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:hint="@string/feedbackbody"
android:inputType="textMultiLine|textCapSentences"
android:lines="5" />

</android.support.design.widget.TextInputLayout>

<CheckBox
android:id="@+id/CheckBoxFeedBackResponse"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:text="@string/feedbackresponse" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/ButtonSendFeedback"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_marginTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:text="@string/feedbackbutton" />
</LinearLayout>
</ScrollView>

</FrameLayout>

<View
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="5dp"
android:background="@drawable/toolbar_shadow" />
</FrameLayout>


I have also tried to set hint for the
TextInputLayout
using method
setHint
but no luck.

mNameTextInputLayout = (TextInputLayout) v.findViewById(R.id.name_et_textinputlayout);
mNameTextInputLayout.setErrorEnabled(true);
mNameTextInputLayout.setHint(feedBackerNameET.getHint());

mEmailTextInputLayout = (TextInputLayout) v.findViewById(R.id.email_textinputlayout);
mEmailTextInputLayout.setErrorEnabled(true);
mEmailTextInputLayout.setHint(feedBackerEmail.getHint());

mBodyTextInputLayout = (TextInputLayout) v.findViewById(R.id.body_textinputlayout);
mBodyTextInputLayout.setErrorEnabled(true);
mBodyTextInputLayout.setHint(feedBackBody.getHint());

Answer

Update:

This is a bug that has been fixed in version 22.2.1 of the library.

Original Answer:

As mentioned by @shkschneider, this is a known bug. Github user @ljubisa987 recently posted a Gist for a workaround:

https://gist.github.com/ljubisa987/e33cd5597da07172c55d

As noted in the comments, the workaround only works on Android Lollipop and older. It does not work on the Android M Preview.

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