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Michael Zeuner Michael Zeuner - 6 months ago 64
Android Question

How do you underline a text in android xml?

How do you underline a text in the xml file? there is not a selection in the textStlye please help?


If you are using a string resource xml file (supports HTML tags), it can be done using<b> </b>, <i> </i> and <u> </u>.

    <string name="your_string_here">
        This is an <u>underline</u>.

If you want to underline something from code use:

TextView tv = (TextView) view.findViewById(;
SpannableString content = new SpannableString("Content");
content.setSpan(new UnderlineSpan(), 0, content.length(), 0);

Hope this helps