Scrolling text

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Scrolling text

Postby williamzanelli » Wed May 27, 2009 3:53 pm

Hi guys,

Just wondering if there is anyway I can get text to scroll??

The media player does this, as in if the song title is too long for one line, once selected the text scrolls across.. I;m trying to achieve this effect.. :)

Thanks for your thoughts

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Postby SlumberMachine » Wed May 27, 2009 7:31 pm

Yes, you can have the text in a textView move across the screen, its called a marquee:

See the following:
android:marqueeRepeatLimit
The number of times to repeat the marquee animation. Only applied if the TextView has marquee enabled.

May be an integer value, such as "100".

This may also be a reference to a resource (in the form "@[package:]type:name") or theme attribute (in the form "?[package:][type:]name") containing a value of this type.

May be one of the following constant values.

Constant Value Description
marquee_forever -1 Indicates that marquee should repeat indefinitely

This corresponds to the global attribute resource symbol marqueeRepeatLimit.

Related Methods
setMarqueeRepeatLimit(int)
android:maxEms


You will need to search for how to enable marquee for the textView, I couldn't find it, but I'm sure it's something you probably set in main.xml like marquee="enabled" hahaha.
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Postby williamzanelli » Thu May 28, 2009 11:52 am

Thats fab slumber.. great starting point. Thanks for the message. I'll look into it and post the code :-)
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