sandeepmaaram sandeepmaaram - 3 years ago 150
Android Question

How to create EditText hint as Text with image in android

How to create EditText hint/placeholder with Text & image in android. I write like this


android:hint="enter name here"/>

Here we can see image & text (hint) within edittext but image still visible even after user enters something in that field. My requirement is if there is no text in EditText show hint with image, if EditText is not empty hide hint text and image

Answer Source

What you can do is set an drawableLeft as you did in your xml and add an addTextChangedListener to your EditText. When typing occurs this listener will be warned and you can check in the listener if the textsize is bigger than 0. If so, then just set the drawableLeft assigned in the xml programmatically to null.

public void afterTextChanged(Editable s) {
    if(s.toString().length() > 0) {
        editText.setCompoundDrawablesWithIntrinsicBounds(0, 0, 0, 0);
    } else {
        //Assign your image again to the view, otherwise it will always be gone even if the text is 0 again.
        editText.setCompoundDrawablesWithIntrinsicBounds(R.drawable.image, 0, 0, 0);
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