Jerdog Jerdog - 3 months ago 35
Android Question

handling links in a webview

I have my

WebView
loading all links inside the webview - but when I select an email link it tries to load it in the webview instead of launching an email app on the phone. How do I resolve that? the links are mailto://someone@somewhere.com

Here is my code - the
WebView
itself works right and everything loads inside the webview, including mailto:, etc. Need the mailto links to load elsewhere

package com.apps.jerdog.crcc;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.KeyEvent;
import android.webkit.WebView;
import android.webkit.WebViewClient;

@SuppressWarnings("unused")
public class mainActivity extends Activity {
/** Called when the activity is first created. */
/**@Override */
WebView webview;
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);
webview = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webview);
webview.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);
webview.getSettings().setSupportZoom(true);
webview.getSettings().setBuiltInZoomControls(true);
webview.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());
webview.loadUrl("http://www.cedarridge.cc");
}

@Override
public boolean onKeyDown(int keyCode, KeyEvent event) {
if ((keyCode == KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK) && webview.canGoBack()) {
webview.goBack();
return true;
}
return super.onKeyDown(keyCode, event);
}
private class myWebViewClient extends WebViewClient {
public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url)
{
if (url.startsWith("mailto:") || url.startsWith("tel:")) {
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,
Uri.parse(url));
startActivity(intent);
}
view.loadUrl(url);
return true;
}
}}

Answer

I assume you are already overriding shouldOverrideUrlLoading, you just need to handle this special case.

mWebClient = new WebViewClient(){

        @Override
        public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
            if(url.startsWith("mailto:")){
                MailTo mt = MailTo.parse(url);
                Intent i = newEmailIntent(MyActivity.this, mt.getTo(), mt.getSubject(), mt.getBody(), mt.getCc());
                startActivity(i);
                view.reload();
                return true;
            }

                else{
                    view.loadUrl(url);
                }
                return true;
            }
       };
    mWebView.setWebViewClient(mWebClient);

    public static Intent newEmailIntent(Context context, String address, String subject, String body, String cc) {
      Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
      intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, new String[] { address });
      intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, body);
      intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
      intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_CC, cc);
      intent.setType("message/rfc822");
      return intent;
}