Set text hint problem

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  1. KarneeKarnay

    KarneeKarnay Member

    I'm fairly new to Android development and I've just been going through the android development tutorials for help, but I'm stuck on this.

    [HIGH]protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    Intent intent = getIntent();
    String message = intent.getStringExtra(MainActivity.EXTRA_MESSAGE);
    EditText editText = (EditText) findViewById(;



    My app includes a search bar. In the first activity the user types into it what they are looking for. What I am currently trying to do is try to change the text hint to the message string. This string contains what the user typed in the previous search bar. Any ideas?

  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    You need to use the addTextChangedListener() method of EditText to add a new TextWatcher subclass (TextWatcher is an interface, so you will need to either create a subclass and use it, or just provide an inline implementation).

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