dipali dipali - 1 year ago 136
Java Question

Android MultiAutoCompleteTextView with custom tokenizer like as whatsapp GroupChat

I want to create custom tokenizer for @ like as whatspp feature(when open group and write @ then open popup for list and user can select any.also user can remove that string of @ .

I have search lots of things.but i have found twitter like search feature Example like twitter,

but in this,when user can write @ then do not show popup window of list. user can write soemthing after @ then based on typing ,popup window will show search result.

I want to show something like this:

Thanks in advanced.

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Answer Source

I got solution for my question.

i have create own custom view for multiautocompletetextview and add performFiltering method for open popup after @sign.

public class KcsMultiAutoCompleteTextView extends MultiAutoCompleteTextView {
    public KcsMultiAutoCompleteTextView(Context context) {

    public KcsMultiAutoCompleteTextView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
        super(context, attrs);

    public KcsMultiAutoCompleteTextView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs, int defStyleAttr) {
        super(context, attrs, defStyleAttr);

    protected void performFiltering(CharSequence text, int start, int end, int keyCode) {
        if (text.charAt(start) == '@') {
            start = start + 1;
        } else {
            text = text.subSequence(0, start);
            for (int i = start; i < end; i++) {
                text = text + "*";
        super.performFiltering(text, start, end, keyCode);

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