Configure text layout

This page describes how to configure your text layout with parameters like maxLines and overflow.

Limit visible lines

To limit the number of visible lines in a Text composable, set the maxLines parameter:

fun LongText() {
    Text("hello ".repeat(50), maxLines = 2)

A long text passage truncated after two lines

Indicate text overflow

When limiting a long text, you may want to indicate a TextOverflow, which is only shown if the displayed text is truncated. To do so, set the textOverflow parameter:

fun OverflowedText() {
    Text("Hello Compose ".repeat(50), maxLines = 2, overflow = TextOverflow.Ellipsis)

A long passage of text truncated after three lines, with an ellipsis at the end