Oliver Goossens Oliver Goossens - 4 months ago 22
Android Question

Line Break in XML formatting?

when editing a String in XML I need to add line breaks. And I wanted to ask what is the RIGHT form when programming for android? Because

<br>
works but ECLIPSE marks the area as problematic. If I check out suggestions Eclipse tells me that I shall add a end tag
</br>
- IF I add that the line break dissapears...

So the one works but is marked as problematic, the other works not but Eclipse tells me its ok..

What form shall I use?

Answer

Use \n for a line break and \t if you want to insert a tab.

You can also use some XML tags for basic formatting: <b> for bold text, <i> for italics, and <u> for underlined text.

Other formatting options are shown in this article on the Android Developers' site:
https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/resources/string-resource.html