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public abstract class WebSettings
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.webkit.WebSettings


Manages settings state for a WebView. When a WebView is first created, it obtains a set of default settings. These default settings will be returned from any getter call. A WebSettings object obtained from WebView.getSettings() is tied to the life of the WebView. If a WebView has been destroyed, any method call on WebSettings will throw an IllegalStateException.

Summary

Nested classes

enum WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm

Enum for controlling the layout of html. 

enum WebSettings.PluginState

The plugin state effects how plugins are treated on a page. 

enum WebSettings.RenderPriority

 

enum WebSettings.TextSize

This enum was deprecated in API level 14. Use setTextZoom(int) and getTextZoom() instead.  

enum WebSettings.ZoomDensity

Enum for specifying the WebView's desired density. 

Constants

int LOAD_CACHE_ELSE_NETWORK

Use cached resources when they are available, even if they have expired.

int LOAD_CACHE_ONLY

Don't use the network, load from the cache.

int LOAD_DEFAULT

Default cache usage mode.

int LOAD_NORMAL

This constant was deprecated in API level 17. This value is obsolete, as from API level HONEYCOMB and onwards it has the same effect as LOAD_DEFAULT.

int LOAD_NO_CACHE

Don't use the cache, load from the network.

int MENU_ITEM_NONE

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int).

int MENU_ITEM_PROCESS_TEXT

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int).

int MENU_ITEM_SHARE

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int).

int MENU_ITEM_WEB_SEARCH

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int).

int MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will allow a secure origin to load content from any other origin, even if that origin is insecure.

int MIXED_CONTENT_COMPATIBILITY_MODE

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will attempt to be compatible with the approach of a modern web browser with regard to mixed content.

int MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will not allow a secure origin to load content from an insecure origin.

Public constructors

WebSettings()

Public methods

abstract boolean enableSmoothTransition()

This method was deprecated in API level 17. This method is now obsolete, and will become a no-op in future.

abstract boolean getAllowContentAccess()

Gets whether this WebView supports content URL access.

abstract boolean getAllowFileAccess()

Gets whether this WebView supports file access.

abstract boolean getAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs()

Gets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from other file scheme URLs.

abstract boolean getAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs()

Gets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from any origin.

abstract boolean getBlockNetworkImage()

Gets whether the WebView does not load image resources from the network.

abstract boolean getBlockNetworkLoads()

Gets whether the WebView does not load any resources from the network.

abstract boolean getBuiltInZoomControls()

Gets whether the zoom mechanisms built into WebView are being used.

abstract int getCacheMode()

Gets the current setting for overriding the cache mode.

abstract String getCursiveFontFamily()

Gets the cursive font family name.

abstract boolean getDatabaseEnabled()

Gets whether the database storage API is enabled.

abstract String getDatabasePath()

This method was deprecated in API level 19. Database paths are managed by the implementation this method is obsolete.

abstract int getDefaultFixedFontSize()

Gets the default fixed font size.

abstract int getDefaultFontSize()

Gets the default font size.

abstract String getDefaultTextEncodingName()

Gets the default text encoding name.

static String getDefaultUserAgent(Context context)

Returns the default User-Agent used by a WebView.

abstract WebSettings.ZoomDensity getDefaultZoom()

This method was deprecated in API level 19. Will only return the default value.

abstract int getDisabledActionModeMenuItems()

Gets the action mode menu items that are disabled, expressed in an integer field flag.

abstract boolean getDisplayZoomControls()

Gets whether the WebView displays on-screen zoom controls when using the built-in zoom mechanisms.

abstract boolean getDomStorageEnabled()

Gets whether the DOM Storage APIs are enabled.

abstract String getFantasyFontFamily()

Gets the fantasy font family name.

abstract String getFixedFontFamily()

Gets the fixed font family name.

abstract boolean getJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically()

Gets whether JavaScript can open windows automatically.

abstract boolean getJavaScriptEnabled()

Gets whether JavaScript is enabled.

abstract WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm getLayoutAlgorithm()

Gets the current layout algorithm.

abstract boolean getLightTouchEnabled()

This method was deprecated in API level 18. This setting is obsolete.

abstract boolean getLoadWithOverviewMode()

Gets whether this WebView loads pages in overview mode.

abstract boolean getLoadsImagesAutomatically()

Gets whether the WebView loads image resources.

abstract boolean getMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture()

Gets whether the WebView requires a user gesture to play media.

abstract int getMinimumFontSize()

Gets the minimum font size.

abstract int getMinimumLogicalFontSize()

Gets the minimum logical font size.

abstract int getMixedContentMode()

Gets the current behavior of the WebView with regard to loading insecure content from a secure origin.

abstract boolean getOffscreenPreRaster()

Gets whether this WebView should raster tiles when it is offscreen but attached to a window.

abstract WebSettings.PluginState getPluginState()

This method was deprecated in API level 18. Plugins will not be supported in future, and should not be used.

abstract String getSansSerifFontFamily()

Gets the sans-serif font family name.

abstract boolean getSaveFormData()

Gets whether the WebView saves form data.

abstract boolean getSavePassword()

This method was deprecated in API level 18. Saving passwords in WebView will not be supported in future versions.

abstract String getSerifFontFamily()

Gets the serif font family name.

abstract String getStandardFontFamily()

Gets the standard font family name.

WebSettings.TextSize getTextSize()

This method was deprecated in API level 14. Use getTextZoom() instead.

abstract int getTextZoom()

Gets the text zoom of the page in percent.

abstract boolean getUseWideViewPort()

Gets whether the WebView supports the "viewport" HTML meta tag or will use a wide viewport.

abstract String getUserAgentString()

Gets the WebView's user-agent string.

abstract void setAllowContentAccess(boolean allow)

Enables or disables content URL access within WebView.

abstract void setAllowFileAccess(boolean allow)

Enables or disables file access within WebView.

abstract void setAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs(boolean flag)

Sets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from other file scheme URLs.

abstract void setAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs(boolean flag)

Sets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from any origin.

abstract void setAppCacheEnabled(boolean flag)

Sets whether the Application Caches API should be enabled.

abstract void setAppCacheMaxSize(long appCacheMaxSize)

This method was deprecated in API level 18. In future quota will be managed automatically.

abstract void setAppCachePath(String appCachePath)

Sets the path to the Application Caches files.

abstract void setBlockNetworkImage(boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should not load image resources from the network (resources accessed via http and https URI schemes).

abstract void setBlockNetworkLoads(boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should not load resources from the network.

abstract void setBuiltInZoomControls(boolean enabled)

Sets whether the WebView should use its built-in zoom mechanisms.

abstract void setCacheMode(int mode)

Overrides the way the cache is used.

abstract void setCursiveFontFamily(String font)

Sets the cursive font family name.

abstract void setDatabaseEnabled(boolean flag)

Sets whether the database storage API is enabled.

abstract void setDatabasePath(String databasePath)

This method was deprecated in API level 19. Database paths are managed by the implementation and calling this method will have no effect.

abstract void setDefaultFixedFontSize(int size)

Sets the default fixed font size.

abstract void setDefaultFontSize(int size)

Sets the default font size.

abstract void setDefaultTextEncodingName(String encoding)

Sets the default text encoding name to use when decoding html pages.

abstract void setDefaultZoom(WebSettings.ZoomDensity zoom)

This method was deprecated in API level 19. This method is no longer supported, see the function documentation for recommended alternatives.

abstract void setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int menuItems)

Disables the action mode menu items according to menuItems flag.

abstract void setDisplayZoomControls(boolean enabled)

Sets whether the WebView should display on-screen zoom controls when using the built-in zoom mechanisms.

abstract void setDomStorageEnabled(boolean flag)

Sets whether the DOM storage API is enabled.

abstract void setEnableSmoothTransition(boolean enable)

This method was deprecated in API level 17. This method is now obsolete, and will become a no-op in future.

abstract void setFantasyFontFamily(String font)

Sets the fantasy font family name.

abstract void setFixedFontFamily(String font)

Sets the fixed font family name.

abstract void setGeolocationDatabasePath(String databasePath)

This method was deprecated in API level 24. Geolocation database are managed by the implementation and calling this method will have no effect.

abstract void setGeolocationEnabled(boolean flag)

Sets whether Geolocation is enabled.

abstract void setJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically(boolean flag)

Tells JavaScript to open windows automatically.

abstract void setJavaScriptEnabled(boolean flag)

Tells the WebView to enable JavaScript execution.

abstract void setLayoutAlgorithm(WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm l)

Sets the underlying layout algorithm.

abstract void setLightTouchEnabled(boolean enabled)

This method was deprecated in API level 18. From JELLY_BEAN this setting is obsolete and has no effect.

abstract void setLoadWithOverviewMode(boolean overview)

Sets whether the WebView loads pages in overview mode, that is, zooms out the content to fit on screen by width.

abstract void setLoadsImagesAutomatically(boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should load image resources.

abstract void setMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture(boolean require)

Sets whether the WebView requires a user gesture to play media.

abstract void setMinimumFontSize(int size)

Sets the minimum font size.

abstract void setMinimumLogicalFontSize(int size)

Sets the minimum logical font size.

abstract void setMixedContentMode(int mode)

Configures the WebView's behavior when a secure origin attempts to load a resource from an insecure origin.

abstract void setNeedInitialFocus(boolean flag)

Tells the WebView whether it needs to set a node to have focus when requestFocus(int, android.graphics.Rect) is called.

abstract void setOffscreenPreRaster(boolean enabled)

Sets whether this WebView should raster tiles when it is offscreen but attached to a window.

abstract void setPluginState(WebSettings.PluginState state)

This method was deprecated in API level 18. Plugins will not be supported in future, and should not be used.

abstract void setRenderPriority(WebSettings.RenderPriority priority)

This method was deprecated in API level 18. It is not recommended to adjust thread priorities, and this will not be supported in future versions.

abstract void setSansSerifFontFamily(String font)

Sets the sans-serif font family name.

abstract void setSaveFormData(boolean save)

Sets whether the WebView should save form data.

abstract void setSavePassword(boolean save)

This method was deprecated in API level 18. Saving passwords in WebView will not be supported in future versions.

abstract void setSerifFontFamily(String font)

Sets the serif font family name.

abstract void setStandardFontFamily(String font)

Sets the standard font family name.

abstract void setSupportMultipleWindows(boolean support)

Sets whether the WebView whether supports multiple windows.

abstract void setSupportZoom(boolean support)

Sets whether the WebView should support zooming using its on-screen zoom controls and gestures.

void setTextSize(WebSettings.TextSize t)

This method was deprecated in API level 14. Use setTextZoom(int) instead.

abstract void setTextZoom(int textZoom)

Sets the text zoom of the page in percent.

abstract void setUseWideViewPort(boolean use)

Sets whether the WebView should enable support for the "viewport" HTML meta tag or should use a wide viewport.

abstract void setUserAgentString(String ua)

Sets the WebView's user-agent string.

abstract boolean supportMultipleWindows()

Gets whether the WebView supports multiple windows.

abstract boolean supportZoom()

Gets whether the WebView supports zoom.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Constants

LOAD_CACHE_ELSE_NETWORK

Added in API level 1
int LOAD_CACHE_ELSE_NETWORK

Use cached resources when they are available, even if they have expired. Otherwise load resources from the network. Use with setCacheMode(int).

Constant Value: 1 (0x00000001)

LOAD_CACHE_ONLY

Added in API level 1
int LOAD_CACHE_ONLY

Don't use the network, load from the cache. Use with setCacheMode(int).

Constant Value: 3 (0x00000003)

LOAD_DEFAULT

Added in API level 1
int LOAD_DEFAULT

Default cache usage mode. If the navigation type doesn't impose any specific behavior, use cached resources when they are available and not expired, otherwise load resources from the network. Use with setCacheMode(int).

Constant Value: -1 (0xffffffff)

LOAD_NORMAL

Added in API level 1
int LOAD_NORMAL

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
This value is obsolete, as from API level HONEYCOMB and onwards it has the same effect as LOAD_DEFAULT.

Normal cache usage mode. Use with setCacheMode(int).

Constant Value: 0 (0x00000000)

LOAD_NO_CACHE

Added in API level 1
int LOAD_NO_CACHE

Don't use the cache, load from the network. Use with setCacheMode(int).

Constant Value: 2 (0x00000002)

MENU_ITEM_NONE

Added in API level 24
int MENU_ITEM_NONE

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int). No menu items should be disabled.

Constant Value: 0 (0x00000000)

MENU_ITEM_PROCESS_TEXT

Added in API level 24
int MENU_ITEM_PROCESS_TEXT

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int). Disable all the action mode menu items for text processing. By default WebView searches for activities that are able to handle ACTION_PROCESS_TEXT and show them in the action mode menu. If this flag is set via setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int), these menu items will be disabled.

Constant Value: 4 (0x00000004)

MENU_ITEM_SHARE

Added in API level 24
int MENU_ITEM_SHARE

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int). Disable menu item "Share".

Constant Value: 1 (0x00000001)

MENU_ITEM_WEB_SEARCH

Added in API level 24
int MENU_ITEM_WEB_SEARCH

Used with setDisabledActionModeMenuItems(int). Disable menu item "Web Search".

Constant Value: 2 (0x00000002)

MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW

Added in API level 21
int MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will allow a secure origin to load content from any other origin, even if that origin is insecure. This is the least secure mode of operation for the WebView, and where possible apps should not set this mode.

Constant Value: 0 (0x00000000)

MIXED_CONTENT_COMPATIBILITY_MODE

Added in API level 21
int MIXED_CONTENT_COMPATIBILITY_MODE

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will attempt to be compatible with the approach of a modern web browser with regard to mixed content. Some insecure content may be allowed to be loaded by a secure origin and other types of content will be blocked. The types of content are allowed or blocked may change release to release and are not explicitly defined. This mode is intended to be used by apps that are not in control of the content that they render but desire to operate in a reasonably secure environment. For highest security, apps are recommended to use MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW.

Constant Value: 2 (0x00000002)

MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW

Added in API level 21
int MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW

Used with setMixedContentMode(int) In this mode, the WebView will not allow a secure origin to load content from an insecure origin. This is the preferred and most secure mode of operation for the WebView and apps are strongly advised to use this mode.

Constant Value: 1 (0x00000001)

Public constructors

WebSettings

Added in API level 22
WebSettings ()

Public methods

enableSmoothTransition

Added in API level 11
boolean enableSmoothTransition ()

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
This method is now obsolete, and will become a no-op in future.

Gets whether the WebView enables smooth transition while panning or zooming.

Returns
boolean

See also:

getAllowContentAccess

Added in API level 11
boolean getAllowContentAccess ()

Gets whether this WebView supports content URL access.

Returns
boolean

See also:

getAllowFileAccess

Added in API level 3
boolean getAllowFileAccess ()

Gets whether this WebView supports file access.

Returns
boolean

See also:

getAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs

Added in API level 16
boolean getAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs ()

Gets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from other file scheme URLs.

Returns
boolean whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from other file scheme URLs

See also:

getAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs

Added in API level 16
boolean getAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs ()

Gets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from any origin. This includes access to content from other file scheme URLs.

Returns
boolean whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL can access content from any origin

See also:

getBlockNetworkImage

Added in API level 1
boolean getBlockNetworkImage ()

Gets whether the WebView does not load image resources from the network.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView does not load image resources from the network

See also:

getBlockNetworkLoads

Added in API level 8
boolean getBlockNetworkLoads ()

Gets whether the WebView does not load any resources from the network.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView does not load any resources from the network

See also:

getBuiltInZoomControls

Added in API level 3
boolean getBuiltInZoomControls ()

Gets whether the zoom mechanisms built into WebView are being used.

Returns
boolean true if the zoom mechanisms built into WebView are being used

See also:

getCacheMode

Added in API level 1
int getCacheMode ()

Gets the current setting for overriding the cache mode.

Returns
int the current setting for overriding the cache mode

See also:

getCursiveFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getCursiveFontFamily ()

Gets the cursive font family name.

Returns
String the cursive font family name as a string

See also:

getDatabaseEnabled

Added in API level 5
boolean getDatabaseEnabled ()

Gets whether the database storage API is enabled.

Returns
boolean true if the database storage API is enabled

See also:

getDatabasePath

Added in API level 5
String getDatabasePath ()

This method was deprecated in API level 19.
Database paths are managed by the implementation this method is obsolete.

Gets the path to where database storage API databases are saved.

Returns
String the String path to the database storage API databases

See also:

getDefaultFixedFontSize

Added in API level 1
int getDefaultFixedFontSize ()

Gets the default fixed font size.

Returns
int a non-negative integer between 1 and 72

See also:

getDefaultFontSize

Added in API level 1
int getDefaultFontSize ()

Gets the default font size.

Returns
int a non-negative integer between 1 and 72

See also:

getDefaultTextEncodingName

Added in API level 1
String getDefaultTextEncodingName ()

Gets the default text encoding name.

Returns
String the default text encoding name as a string

See also:

getDefaultUserAgent

Added in API level 17
String getDefaultUserAgent (Context context)

Returns the default User-Agent used by a WebView. An instance of WebView could use a different User-Agent if a call is made to setUserAgentString(String).

Parameters
context Context: a Context object used to access application assets
Returns
String

getDefaultZoom

Added in API level 7
WebSettings.ZoomDensity getDefaultZoom ()

This method was deprecated in API level 19.
Will only return the default value.

Gets the default zoom density of the page. This should be called from the UI thread. This setting is not recommended for use in new applications.

Returns
WebSettings.ZoomDensity the zoom density

See also:

getDisabledActionModeMenuItems

Added in API level 24
int getDisabledActionModeMenuItems ()

Gets the action mode menu items that are disabled, expressed in an integer field flag. The default value is MENU_ITEM_NONE

Returns
int all the disabled menu item flags combined with bitwise OR.

getDisplayZoomControls

Added in API level 11
boolean getDisplayZoomControls ()

Gets whether the WebView displays on-screen zoom controls when using the built-in zoom mechanisms.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView displays on-screen zoom controls when using the built-in zoom mechanisms

See also:

getDomStorageEnabled

Added in API level 7
boolean getDomStorageEnabled ()

Gets whether the DOM Storage APIs are enabled.

Returns
boolean true if the DOM Storage APIs are enabled

See also:

getFantasyFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getFantasyFontFamily ()

Gets the fantasy font family name.

Returns
String the fantasy font family name as a string

See also:

getFixedFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getFixedFontFamily ()

Gets the fixed font family name.

Returns
String the fixed font family name as a string

See also:

getJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically

Added in API level 1
boolean getJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically ()

Gets whether JavaScript can open windows automatically.

Returns
boolean true if JavaScript can open windows automatically during window.open()

See also:

getJavaScriptEnabled

Added in API level 1
boolean getJavaScriptEnabled ()

Gets whether JavaScript is enabled.

Returns
boolean true if JavaScript is enabled

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getLayoutAlgorithm

Added in API level 1
WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm getLayoutAlgorithm ()

Gets the current layout algorithm.

Returns
WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm the layout algorithm in use, as a WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm value

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getLightTouchEnabled

Added in API level 1
boolean getLightTouchEnabled ()

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
This setting is obsolete.

Gets whether light touches are enabled.

Returns
boolean

See also:

getLoadWithOverviewMode

Added in API level 7
boolean getLoadWithOverviewMode ()

Gets whether this WebView loads pages in overview mode.

Returns
boolean whether this WebView loads pages in overview mode

See also:

getLoadsImagesAutomatically

Added in API level 1
boolean getLoadsImagesAutomatically ()

Gets whether the WebView loads image resources. This includes images embedded using the data URI scheme.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView loads image resources

See also:

getMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture

Added in API level 17
boolean getMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture ()

Gets whether the WebView requires a user gesture to play media.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView requires a user gesture to play media

See also:

getMinimumFontSize

Added in API level 1
int getMinimumFontSize ()

Gets the minimum font size.

Returns
int a non-negative integer between 1 and 72

See also:

getMinimumLogicalFontSize

Added in API level 1
int getMinimumLogicalFontSize ()

Gets the minimum logical font size.

Returns
int a non-negative integer between 1 and 72

See also:

getMixedContentMode

Added in API level 21
int getMixedContentMode ()

Gets the current behavior of the WebView with regard to loading insecure content from a secure origin.

Returns
int The current setting, one of MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW, MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW or MIXED_CONTENT_COMPATIBILITY_MODE.

getOffscreenPreRaster

Added in API level 23
boolean getOffscreenPreRaster ()

Gets whether this WebView should raster tiles when it is offscreen but attached to a window.

Returns
boolean true if this WebView will raster tiles when it is offscreen but attached to a window.

getPluginState

Added in API level 8
WebSettings.PluginState getPluginState ()

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
Plugins will not be supported in future, and should not be used.

Gets the current state regarding whether plugins are enabled.

Returns
WebSettings.PluginState the plugin state as a WebSettings.PluginState value

See also:

getSansSerifFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getSansSerifFontFamily ()

Gets the sans-serif font family name.

Returns
String the sans-serif font family name as a string

See also:

getSaveFormData

Added in API level 1
boolean getSaveFormData ()

Gets whether the WebView saves form data.

Returns
boolean whether the WebView saves form data

See also:

getSavePassword

Added in API level 1
boolean getSavePassword ()

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
Saving passwords in WebView will not be supported in future versions.

Gets whether the WebView saves passwords.

Returns
boolean whether the WebView saves passwords

See also:

getSerifFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getSerifFontFamily ()

Gets the serif font family name. The default is "serif".

Returns
String the serif font family name as a string

See also:

getStandardFontFamily

Added in API level 1
String getStandardFontFamily ()

Gets the standard font family name.

Returns
String the standard font family name as a string

See also:

getTextSize

Added in API level 1
WebSettings.TextSize getTextSize ()

This method was deprecated in API level 14.
Use getTextZoom() instead.

Gets the text size of the page. If the text size was previously specified in percent using setTextZoom(int), this will return the closest matching WebSettings.TextSize.

Returns
WebSettings.TextSize the text size as a WebSettings.TextSize value

See also:

getTextZoom

Added in API level 14
int getTextZoom ()

Gets the text zoom of the page in percent.

Returns
int the text zoom of the page in percent

See also:

getUseWideViewPort

Added in API level 1
boolean getUseWideViewPort ()

Gets whether the WebView supports the "viewport" HTML meta tag or will use a wide viewport.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView supports the viewport meta tag

See also:

getUserAgentString

Added in API level 3
String getUserAgentString ()

Gets the WebView's user-agent string.

Returns
String the WebView's user-agent string

See also:

setAllowContentAccess

Added in API level 11
void setAllowContentAccess (boolean allow)

Enables or disables content URL access within WebView. Content URL access allows WebView to load content from a content provider installed in the system. The default is enabled.

Parameters
allow boolean

setAllowFileAccess

Added in API level 3
void setAllowFileAccess (boolean allow)

Enables or disables file access within WebView. File access is enabled by default. Note that this enables or disables file system access only. Assets and resources are still accessible using file:///android_asset and file:///android_res.

Parameters
allow boolean

setAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs

Added in API level 16
void setAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs (boolean flag)

Sets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from other file scheme URLs. To enable the most restrictive, and therefore secure policy, this setting should be disabled. Note that the value of this setting is ignored if the value of getAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs() is true. Note too, that this setting affects only JavaScript access to file scheme resources. Other access to such resources, for example, from image HTML elements, is unaffected. To prevent possible violation of same domain policy on ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH and earlier devices, you should explicitly set this value to false.

The default value is true for API level ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and below, and false for API level JELLY_BEAN and above.

Parameters
flag boolean: whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from other file scheme URLs

setAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs

Added in API level 16
void setAllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs (boolean flag)

Sets whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from any origin. This includes access to content from other file scheme URLs. See setAllowFileAccessFromFileURLs(boolean). To enable the most restrictive, and therefore secure policy, this setting should be disabled. Note that this setting affects only JavaScript access to file scheme resources. Other access to such resources, for example, from image HTML elements, is unaffected. To prevent possible violation of same domain policy on ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH and earlier devices, you should explicitly set this value to false.

The default value is true for API level ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and below, and false for API level JELLY_BEAN and above.

Parameters
flag boolean: whether JavaScript running in the context of a file scheme URL should be allowed to access content from any origin

setAppCacheEnabled

Added in API level 7
void setAppCacheEnabled (boolean flag)

Sets whether the Application Caches API should be enabled. The default is false. Note that in order for the Application Caches API to be enabled, a valid database path must also be supplied to setAppCachePath(String).

Parameters
flag boolean: true if the WebView should enable Application Caches

setAppCacheMaxSize

Added in API level 7
void setAppCacheMaxSize (long appCacheMaxSize)

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
In future quota will be managed automatically.

Sets the maximum size for the Application Cache content. The passed size will be rounded to the nearest value that the database can support, so this should be viewed as a guide, not a hard limit. Setting the size to a value less than current database size does not cause the database to be trimmed. The default size is MAX_VALUE. It is recommended to leave the maximum size set to the default value.

Parameters
appCacheMaxSize long: the maximum size in bytes

setAppCachePath

Added in API level 7
void setAppCachePath (String appCachePath)

Sets the path to the Application Caches files. In order for the Application Caches API to be enabled, this method must be called with a path to which the application can write. This method should only be called once: repeated calls are ignored.

Parameters
appCachePath String: a String path to the directory containing Application Caches files.

See also:

setBlockNetworkImage

Added in API level 1
void setBlockNetworkImage (boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should not load image resources from the network (resources accessed via http and https URI schemes). Note that this method has no effect unless getLoadsImagesAutomatically() returns true. Also note that disabling all network loads using setBlockNetworkLoads(boolean) will also prevent network images from loading, even if this flag is set to false. When the value of this setting is changed from true to false, network images resources referenced by content currently displayed by the WebView are fetched automatically. The default is false.

Parameters
flag boolean: whether the WebView should not load image resources from the network

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setBlockNetworkLoads

Added in API level 8
void setBlockNetworkLoads (boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should not load resources from the network. Use setBlockNetworkImage(boolean) to only avoid loading image resources. Note that if the value of this setting is changed from true to false, network resources referenced by content currently displayed by the WebView are not fetched until reload() is called. If the application does not have the INTERNET permission, attempts to set a value of false will cause a SecurityException to be thrown. The default value is false if the application has the INTERNET permission, otherwise it is true.

Parameters
flag boolean: true means block network loads by the WebView

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setBuiltInZoomControls

Added in API level 3
void setBuiltInZoomControls (boolean enabled)

Sets whether the WebView should use its built-in zoom mechanisms. The built-in zoom mechanisms comprise on-screen zoom controls, which are displayed over the WebView's content, and the use of a pinch gesture to control zooming. Whether or not these on-screen controls are displayed can be set with setDisplayZoomControls(boolean). The default is false.

The built-in mechanisms are the only currently supported zoom mechanisms, so it is recommended that this setting is always enabled.

Parameters
enabled boolean: whether the WebView should use its built-in zoom mechanisms

setCacheMode

Added in API level 1
void setCacheMode (int mode)

Overrides the way the cache is used. The way the cache is used is based on the navigation type. For a normal page load, the cache is checked and content is re-validated as needed. When navigating back, content is not revalidated, instead the content is just retrieved from the cache. This method allows the client to override this behavior by specifying one of LOAD_DEFAULT, LOAD_CACHE_ELSE_NETWORK, LOAD_NO_CACHE or LOAD_CACHE_ONLY. The default value is LOAD_DEFAULT.

Parameters
mode int: the mode to use

setCursiveFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setCursiveFontFamily (String font)

Sets the cursive font family name. The default is "cursive".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setDatabaseEnabled

Added in API level 5
void setDatabaseEnabled (boolean flag)

Sets whether the database storage API is enabled. The default value is false. See also setDatabasePath(String) for how to correctly set up the database storage API. This setting is global in effect, across all WebView instances in a process. Note you should only modify this setting prior to making any WebView page load within a given process, as the WebView implementation may ignore changes to this setting after that point.

Parameters
flag boolean: true if the WebView should use the database storage API

setDatabasePath

Added in API level 5
void setDatabasePath (String databasePath)

This method was deprecated in API level 19.
Database paths are managed by the implementation and calling this method will have no effect.

Sets the path to where database storage API databases should be saved. In order for the database storage API to function correctly, this method must be called with a path to which the application can write. This method should only be called once: repeated calls are ignored.

Parameters
databasePath String: a path to the directory where databases should be saved.

setDefaultFixedFontSize

Added in API level 1
void setDefaultFixedFontSize (int size)

Sets the default fixed font size. The default is 16.

Parameters
size int: a non-negative integer between 1 and 72. Any number outside the specified range will be pinned.

setDefaultFontSize

Added in API level 1
void setDefaultFontSize (int size)

Sets the default font size. The default is 16.

Parameters
size int: a non-negative integer between 1 and 72. Any number outside the specified range will be pinned.

setDefaultTextEncodingName

Added in API level 1
void setDefaultTextEncodingName (String encoding)

Sets the default text encoding name to use when decoding html pages. The default is "UTF-8".

Parameters
encoding String: the text encoding name

setDefaultZoom

Added in API level 7
void setDefaultZoom (WebSettings.ZoomDensity zoom)

This method was deprecated in API level 19.
This method is no longer supported, see the function documentation for recommended alternatives.

Sets the default zoom density of the page. This must be called from the UI thread. The default is MEDIUM. This setting is not recommended for use in new applications. If the WebView is utilized to display mobile-oriented pages, the desired effect can be achieved by adjusting 'width' and 'initial-scale' attributes of page's 'meta viewport' tag. For pages lacking the tag, setInitialScale(int) and setUseWideViewPort(boolean) can be used.

Parameters
zoom WebSettings.ZoomDensity: the zoom density

setDisabledActionModeMenuItems

Added in API level 24
void setDisabledActionModeMenuItems (int menuItems)

Disables the action mode menu items according to menuItems flag.

Parameters
menuItems int: an integer field flag for the menu items to be disabled.

setDisplayZoomControls

Added in API level 11
void setDisplayZoomControls (boolean enabled)

Sets whether the WebView should display on-screen zoom controls when using the built-in zoom mechanisms. See setBuiltInZoomControls(boolean). The default is true.

Parameters
enabled boolean: whether the WebView should display on-screen zoom controls

setDomStorageEnabled

Added in API level 7
void setDomStorageEnabled (boolean flag)

Sets whether the DOM storage API is enabled. The default value is false.

Parameters
flag boolean: true if the WebView should use the DOM storage API

setEnableSmoothTransition

Added in API level 11
void setEnableSmoothTransition (boolean enable)

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
This method is now obsolete, and will become a no-op in future.

Sets whether the WebView will enable smooth transition while panning or zooming or while the window hosting the WebView does not have focus. If it is true, WebView will choose a solution to maximize the performance. e.g. the WebView's content may not be updated during the transition. If it is false, WebView will keep its fidelity. The default value is false.

Parameters
enable boolean

setFantasyFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setFantasyFontFamily (String font)

Sets the fantasy font family name. The default is "fantasy".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setFixedFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setFixedFontFamily (String font)

Sets the fixed font family name. The default is "monospace".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setGeolocationDatabasePath

Added in API level 5
void setGeolocationDatabasePath (String databasePath)

This method was deprecated in API level 24.
Geolocation database are managed by the implementation and calling this method will have no effect.

Sets the path where the Geolocation databases should be saved. In order for Geolocation permissions and cached positions to be persisted, this method must be called with a path to which the application can write.

Parameters
databasePath String: a path to the directory where databases should be saved.

setGeolocationEnabled

Added in API level 5
void setGeolocationEnabled (boolean flag)

Sets whether Geolocation is enabled. The default is true.

Please note that in order for the Geolocation API to be usable by a page in the WebView, the following requirements must be met:

Parameters
flag boolean: whether Geolocation should be enabled

setJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically

Added in API level 1
void setJavaScriptCanOpenWindowsAutomatically (boolean flag)

Tells JavaScript to open windows automatically. This applies to the JavaScript function window.open(). The default is false.

Parameters
flag boolean: true if JavaScript can open windows automatically

setJavaScriptEnabled

Added in API level 1
void setJavaScriptEnabled (boolean flag)

Tells the WebView to enable JavaScript execution. The default is false.

Parameters
flag boolean: true if the WebView should execute JavaScript

setLayoutAlgorithm

Added in API level 1
void setLayoutAlgorithm (WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm l)

Sets the underlying layout algorithm. This will cause a relayout of the WebView. The default is NARROW_COLUMNS.

Parameters
l WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm: the layout algorithm to use, as a WebSettings.LayoutAlgorithm value

setLightTouchEnabled

Added in API level 1
void setLightTouchEnabled (boolean enabled)

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
From JELLY_BEAN this setting is obsolete and has no effect.

Enables using light touches to make a selection and activate mouseovers.

Parameters
enabled boolean

setLoadWithOverviewMode

Added in API level 7
void setLoadWithOverviewMode (boolean overview)

Sets whether the WebView loads pages in overview mode, that is, zooms out the content to fit on screen by width. This setting is taken into account when the content width is greater than the width of the WebView control, for example, when getUseWideViewPort() is enabled. The default is false.

Parameters
overview boolean

setLoadsImagesAutomatically

Added in API level 1
void setLoadsImagesAutomatically (boolean flag)

Sets whether the WebView should load image resources. Note that this method controls loading of all images, including those embedded using the data URI scheme. Use setBlockNetworkImage(boolean) to control loading only of images specified using network URI schemes. Note that if the value of this setting is changed from false to true, all images resources referenced by content currently displayed by the WebView are loaded automatically. The default is true.

Parameters
flag boolean: whether the WebView should load image resources

setMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture

Added in API level 17
void setMediaPlaybackRequiresUserGesture (boolean require)

Sets whether the WebView requires a user gesture to play media. The default is true.

Parameters
require boolean: whether the WebView requires a user gesture to play media

setMinimumFontSize

Added in API level 1
void setMinimumFontSize (int size)

Sets the minimum font size. The default is 8.

Parameters
size int: a non-negative integer between 1 and 72. Any number outside the specified range will be pinned.

setMinimumLogicalFontSize

Added in API level 1
void setMinimumLogicalFontSize (int size)

Sets the minimum logical font size. The default is 8.

Parameters
size int: a non-negative integer between 1 and 72. Any number outside the specified range will be pinned.

setMixedContentMode

Added in API level 21
void setMixedContentMode (int mode)

Configures the WebView's behavior when a secure origin attempts to load a resource from an insecure origin. By default, apps that target KITKAT or below default to MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW. Apps targeting LOLLIPOP default to MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW. The preferred and most secure mode of operation for the WebView is MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW and use of MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW is strongly discouraged.

Parameters
mode int: The mixed content mode to use. One of MIXED_CONTENT_NEVER_ALLOW, MIXED_CONTENT_ALWAYS_ALLOW or MIXED_CONTENT_COMPATIBILITY_MODE.

setNeedInitialFocus

Added in API level 1
void setNeedInitialFocus (boolean flag)

Tells the WebView whether it needs to set a node to have focus when requestFocus(int, android.graphics.Rect) is called. The default value is true.

Parameters
flag boolean: whether the WebView needs to set a node

setOffscreenPreRaster

Added in API level 23
void setOffscreenPreRaster (boolean enabled)

Sets whether this WebView should raster tiles when it is offscreen but attached to a window. Turning this on can avoid rendering artifacts when animating an offscreen WebView on-screen. Offscreen WebViews in this mode use more memory. The default value is false.
Please follow these guidelines to limit memory usage:

  • WebView size should be not be larger than the device screen size.
  • Limit use of this mode to a small number of WebViews. Use it for visible WebViews and WebViews about to be animated to visible.

Parameters
enabled boolean

setPluginState

Added in API level 8
void setPluginState (WebSettings.PluginState state)

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
Plugins will not be supported in future, and should not be used.

Tells the WebView to enable, disable, or have plugins on demand. On demand mode means that if a plugin exists that can handle the embedded content, a placeholder icon will be shown instead of the plugin. When the placeholder is clicked, the plugin will be enabled. The default is OFF.

Parameters
state WebSettings.PluginState: a PluginState value

setRenderPriority

Added in API level 1
void setRenderPriority (WebSettings.RenderPriority priority)

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
It is not recommended to adjust thread priorities, and this will not be supported in future versions.

Sets the priority of the Render thread. Unlike the other settings, this one only needs to be called once per process. The default value is NORMAL.

Parameters
priority WebSettings.RenderPriority: the priority

setSansSerifFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setSansSerifFontFamily (String font)

Sets the sans-serif font family name. The default is "sans-serif".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setSaveFormData

Added in API level 1
void setSaveFormData (boolean save)

Sets whether the WebView should save form data. The default is true.

Parameters
save boolean

setSavePassword

Added in API level 1
void setSavePassword (boolean save)

This method was deprecated in API level 18.
Saving passwords in WebView will not be supported in future versions.

Sets whether the WebView should save passwords. The default is true.

Parameters
save boolean

setSerifFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setSerifFontFamily (String font)

Sets the serif font family name. The default is "sans-serif".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setStandardFontFamily

Added in API level 1
void setStandardFontFamily (String font)

Sets the standard font family name. The default is "sans-serif".

Parameters
font String: a font family name

setSupportMultipleWindows

Added in API level 1
void setSupportMultipleWindows (boolean support)

Sets whether the WebView whether supports multiple windows. If set to true, onCreateWindow(WebView, boolean, boolean, Message) must be implemented by the host application. The default is false.

Parameters
support boolean: whether to suport multiple windows

setSupportZoom

Added in API level 1
void setSupportZoom (boolean support)

Sets whether the WebView should support zooming using its on-screen zoom controls and gestures. The particular zoom mechanisms that should be used can be set with setBuiltInZoomControls(boolean). This setting does not affect zooming performed using the zoomIn() and zoomOut() methods. The default is true.

Parameters
support boolean: whether the WebView should support zoom

setTextSize

Added in API level 1
void setTextSize (WebSettings.TextSize t)

This method was deprecated in API level 14.
Use setTextZoom(int) instead.

Sets the text size of the page. The default is NORMAL.

Parameters
t WebSettings.TextSize: the text size as a WebSettings.TextSize value

setTextZoom

Added in API level 14
void setTextZoom (int textZoom)

Sets the text zoom of the page in percent. The default is 100.

Parameters
textZoom int: the text zoom in percent

setUseWideViewPort

Added in API level 1
void setUseWideViewPort (boolean use)

Sets whether the WebView should enable support for the "viewport" HTML meta tag or should use a wide viewport. When the value of the setting is false, the layout width is always set to the width of the WebView control in device-independent (CSS) pixels. When the value is true and the page contains the viewport meta tag, the value of the width specified in the tag is used. If the page does not contain the tag or does not provide a width, then a wide viewport will be used.

Parameters
use boolean: whether to enable support for the viewport meta tag

setUserAgentString

Added in API level 3
void setUserAgentString (String ua)

Sets the WebView's user-agent string. If the string is null or empty, the system default value will be used. Note that starting from KITKAT Android version, changing the user-agent while loading a web page causes WebView to initiate loading once again.

Parameters
ua String: new user-agent string

supportMultipleWindows

Added in API level 1
boolean supportMultipleWindows ()

Gets whether the WebView supports multiple windows.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView supports multiple windows

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supportZoom

Added in API level 1
boolean supportZoom ()

Gets whether the WebView supports zoom.

Returns
boolean true if the WebView supports zoom

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