Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Select + copy text in a TextView?

 Generally we can copy / paste the value from EditText by long click. It is in-build functionality of Android. Now lets say you have requirement same thing in TextView. Then you have to use registerForContextMenu.

 Like  registerForContextMenu(yourtextview);

 and your TextView will be registered for receiving context menu events.

Then You have to override onCreateContextMenu() method. Following is entire code.

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        txtcopytext = (TextView) findViewById(;


    public void onCreateContextMenu(ContextMenu menu, View v,
            ContextMenuInfo menuInfo) {
        // user has long pressed your TextView
        menu.add(0, v.getId(), 0,

        // cast the received View to TextView so that you can get its text
        TextView yourTextView = (TextView) v;

        // place your TextView's text in clipboard
        ClipboardManager clipboard = (ClipboardManager) getSystemService(CLIPBOARD_SERVICE);



  1. this good for the entire texts, what about just part of texts or specific text? how to make it?

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