Nick Nick - 5 months ago 13
Android Question

android EditText hint does not appear

It seems to be the most weird thing that I've ever come across.

Here is a layout:

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" >

<EditText
android:id="@+id/GuessAppEditText"
android:lines="1"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
android:gravity="center_horizontal"
android:inputType="textCapWords"
android:hint="@string/Hint" />

</RelativeLayout>


The
hint
of
EditText
is not shown.

If I remove either
android:gravity="center_horizontal"
or
android:inputType="textCapWords"
, hint becomes visible.

I have absolutely no idea what has
gravity
and
textCapWords
to do with
hint
. Is it another Android bug or am I doing something wrong? In the former case, what would be a workaround? I want my text to be center-aligned and capitalized and hint to be shown. Or I want too much from poor Android?

Answer

Just add a single line and it will work, i.e android:ellipsize="start"

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" >

    <EditText
        android:id="@+id/GuessAppEditText"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
        android:ellipsize="start"
        android:gravity="center_horizontal"
        android:hint="hint"
        android:inputType="textCapWords"
        android:lines="1" />

</RelativeLayout>
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