I am making a simple Address Book app (targeting 4.2) that takes name, address, city, state, zip and phone.
I want to format the phone number input as a phone number (XXX) XXX-XXXX, but I need to pull the value out as a string so I can store it in my database when I save. How can i do this??
I have the EditText set for "phone number" input but that obviously doesn't do too much.
There is a library called PhoneNumberUtils that can help you to cope with phone number conversions and comparisons. For instance, use ...
EditText text = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.editTextId); PhoneNumberUtils.formatNumber(text.getText().toString())
... to format your number in a standard format.
PhoneNumberUtils.compare(String a, String b);
... helps with fuzzy comparisons. There are lots more. Check out http://developer.android.com/reference/android/telephony/PhoneNumberUtils.html for more.
p.s. setting the the EditText to
phone is already a good choice; eventually it might be helpful to add
digits e.g. in your layout it looks as ...
<EditText android:id="@+id/editTextId" android:inputType="phone" android:digits="0123456789+" />