Set Hint in EditText in android using xml

Add hint text in edittext in android.

Hint text is the normal displaying text in editText field before typing text to display a hint message that ” Type your choice here ” or ” Enter your name “,” Enter phone number”,”Enter address” etc. So you can put hint message on edittext via edittext attribute named as android:hint=”Type here your choice”. So here is the complete step by step tutorial for Set Hint in EditText in android using xml.

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How to Set Hint in EditText in android using xml.

Code for MainActivity.java file.

package com.android_examples.com.edittexthint;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

 @Override
 protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
 super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
 setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
}

}

Code for activity_main.xml layout file.

 <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"
 tools:context="com.android_examples.com.edittexthint.MainActivity" >

 <EditText
 android:id="@+id/editText1"
 android:layout_width="wrap_content"
 android:layout_height="wrap_content"
 android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
 android:layout_centerVertical="true"
 android:ems="10"
 android:hint="Type here your choice." >

 <requestFocus />
 </EditText>

</RelativeLayout>

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Set Hint in EditText in android using xml

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