Praveen Praveen - 1 month ago 14
Android Question

Html List tag not working in android textview. what can i do?

Html List tag not working in android TextView. This is my string content:

String str="A dressy take on classic gingham in a soft, textured weave of stripes that resembles twill. Take a closer look at this one.<ul><li>Trim, tailored fit for a bespoke feel</li><li>Medium spread collar, one-button mitered barrel cuffs</li><li>Applied placket with genuine mother-of-pearl buttons</li><li>;Split back yoke, rear side pleats</li><li>Made in the U.S.A. of 100% imported cotton.</li></ul>";


I loaded it in a text view like this:

textview.setText(Html.fromHtml(str));


The output looks like a paragraph. What can I do? Is there any solution for it?

Edit:

webview.loadData(str,"text/html","utf-8");

Answer

As you can see in the Html class source code, Html.fromHtml(String) does not support all HTML tags. In this very case, <ul> and <li> are not supported.

From the source code I have built a list of allowed HTML tags:

  • br
  • p
  • div
  • em
  • b
  • strong
  • cite
  • dfn
  • i
  • big
  • small
  • font
  • blockquote
  • tt
  • monospace
  • a
  • u
  • sup
  • sub

So you better use WebView and its loadDataWithBaseURL method. Try something like this:

String str="<html><body>A dressy take on classic gingham in a soft, textured weave of stripes that resembles twill.  Take a closer look at this one.<ul><li>Trim, tailored fit for a bespoke feel</li><li>Medium spread collar, one-button mitered barrel cuffs</li><li>Applied placket with genuine mother-of-pearl buttons</li><li>;Split back yoke, rear side pleats</li><li>Made in the U.S.A. of 100% imported cotton.</li></ul></body></html>";
webView.loadDataWithBaseURL(null, str, "text/html", "utf-8", null);