How to add Newline to text in Android TextView


Adding Newline to text in Android TextView.png
Adding Newline to text in Android TextView.png

To add a newline between texts in Android TextViews we can make use of the escape sequence that we use in Java Programming i.e "\n" (Slash followed by character n).

Let's see an Example :

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    tools:ignore="HardcodedText" >
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/textView"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
        android:layout_marginTop="20dp"
        android:text="This is Line 1 \n This is Line 2 \n\n This is Line 3"
        android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge" />
</RelativeLayout>

⚡️ Note: If this does not work then you need to make the TextView have more then one line, you can do it by adding attribute: android:maxLines

Output :

Adding Newline to text in Android TextView.png
Adding Newline to text in Android TextView.png



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