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How to make Android EditText not editable

If you have a requirement where in you want to make Android EditText not editable (un-editable or disabled) that you need to add certain attributes to the EditText tag as android:editable is been deprecated.

android:text="EditText not editable" />

1. android:clickable="false"

    Defines whether this view reacts to click events.

2. android:focusable="false"

    It controls whether a view can take focus.

3. android:focusableInTouchMode="false"

    It controls whether a view can take focus while in touch mode.

4. android:cursorVisible="false"

    Makes the cursor visible or invisible. Takes boolean value.

Programatically using Java Code

You can make EditText not editable by passing setKeyListener() method as null

package com.code2care.edittexteg;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.EditText;

public class MainActivity extends ActionBarActivity {
	EditText editText;

	protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		editText = (EditText) findViewById(;
		//makes the editText not editable



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