How to create a Scrolling Text (marquee) in android using TextView?

By | September 15, 2012

OK At first we will create the XML that contains a TextView.

marqueetext.xml

<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" >

   <TextView
    android:text="Really Long Scrolling Text Goes Here.... ..... ............ .... ...."
    android:singleLine="true"
    android:ellipsize="marquee"
    android:marqueeRepeatLimit="marquee_forever"
    android:scrollHorizontally="true"
    android:id="@+id/TextView03"
    android:padding="5dip" 
    android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
    android:layout_height="wrap_content" />
   
</RelativeLayout>

Now the java code

package com.example.marqueetext;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class Marqueetext extends Activity {

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.marqueetext);
        
        TextView tv = (TextView) this.findViewById(R.id.TextView03);  
        tv.setSelected(true);  // Set focus to the textview
        
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.marqueetext, menu);
        return true;
    }
}

Note : The XMl alone will not create the marquee. For that the most important thing is to do this in java code.

 tv.setSelected(true);  // Set focus to the textview

Now run the project and see the result.

Marquee

Marquee

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