How to determine the amount of characters that will fit into a TextView

by » Fri, 10 Apr 2009 06:11:55 GMT

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 I am trying to place only the exact amount of data into a TextView but
I need to know how much it can hold.  Is there a way to do this based
on it's height, width and the textsize?

How to determine the amount of characters that will fit into a TextView

by nEx.Software » Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:05:25 GMT

 I'd say if you know the text you want to put into the TextView, you
should be able to measure the text and compare to the size of the
TextView... In the API Demos, there is a measure text sample. I'd
start there.

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