Android APIs
public class

LinkMovementMethod

extends ScrollingMovementMethod
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.text.method.BaseMovementMethod
     ↳ android.text.method.ScrollingMovementMethod
       ↳ android.text.method.LinkMovementMethod

Class Overview

A movement method that traverses links in the text buffer and scrolls if necessary. Supports clicking on links with DPad Center or Enter.

Summary

Public Constructors
LinkMovementMethod()
Public Methods
boolean canSelectArbitrarily()
Returns true if this movement method allows arbitrary selection of any text; false if it has no selection (like a movement method that only scrolls) or a constrained selection (for example limited to links.
static MovementMethod getInstance()
void initialize(TextView widget, Spannable text)
void onTakeFocus(TextView view, Spannable text, int dir)
boolean onTouchEvent(TextView widget, Spannable buffer, MotionEvent event)
Protected Methods
boolean down(TextView widget, Spannable buffer)
Performs a down movement action.
boolean handleMovementKey(TextView widget, Spannable buffer, int keyCode, int movementMetaState, KeyEvent event)
Performs a movement key action.
boolean left(TextView widget, Spannable buffer)
Performs a left movement action.
boolean right(TextView widget, Spannable buffer)
Performs a right movement action.
boolean up(TextView widget, Spannable buffer)
Performs an up movement action.
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Inherited Methods
From class android.text.method.ScrollingMovementMethod
From class android.text.method.BaseMovementMethod
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.text.method.MovementMethod

Public Constructors

public LinkMovementMethod ()

Added in API level 1

Public Methods

public boolean canSelectArbitrarily ()

Added in API level 1

Returns true if this movement method allows arbitrary selection of any text; false if it has no selection (like a movement method that only scrolls) or a constrained selection (for example limited to links. The "Select All" menu item is disabled if arbitrary selection is not allowed.

Returns
boolean

public static MovementMethod getInstance ()

Added in API level 1

Returns
MovementMethod

public void initialize (TextView widget, Spannable text)

Added in API level 1

Parameters
widget
text

public void onTakeFocus (TextView view, Spannable text, int dir)

Added in API level 1

Parameters
view
text
dir

public boolean onTouchEvent (TextView widget, Spannable buffer, MotionEvent event)

Added in API level 1

Parameters
widget
buffer
event
Returns
boolean

Protected Methods

protected boolean down (TextView widget, Spannable buffer)

Added in API level 1

Performs a down movement action. Moves the cursor or scrolls down by one line.

Parameters
widget The text view.
buffer The text buffer.
Returns
boolean True if the event was handled.

protected boolean handleMovementKey (TextView widget, Spannable buffer, int keyCode, int movementMetaState, KeyEvent event)

Added in API level 11

Performs a movement key action. The default implementation decodes the key down and invokes movement actions such as down(TextView, Spannable) and up(TextView, Spannable). onKeyDown(TextView, Spannable, int, KeyEvent) calls this method once to handle an ACTION_DOWN. onKeyOther(TextView, Spannable, KeyEvent) calls this method repeatedly to handle each repetition of an ACTION_MULTIPLE.

Parameters
widget The text view.
buffer The text buffer.
keyCode The key code.
movementMetaState The keyboard meta states used for movement.
event The key event.
Returns
boolean True if the event was handled.

protected boolean left (TextView widget, Spannable buffer)

Added in API level 1

Performs a left movement action. Moves the cursor or scrolls left by one character.

Parameters
widget The text view.
buffer The text buffer.
Returns
boolean True if the event was handled.

protected boolean right (TextView widget, Spannable buffer)

Added in API level 1

Performs a right movement action. Moves the cursor or scrolls right by one character.

Parameters
widget The text view.
buffer The text buffer.
Returns
boolean True if the event was handled.

protected boolean up (TextView widget, Spannable buffer)

Added in API level 1

Performs an up movement action. Moves the cursor or scrolls up by one line.

Parameters
widget The text view.
buffer The text buffer.
Returns
boolean True if the event was handled.