What is the Android version of of HTML’s TextArea?

What is the view element in Android which gives an effect like an HTML textarea input widget?

I want to create a form to send Email and for the body field I want to create a textarea type of UI element in the form.

Can someone suggest the way to do this?

Asked by: Rafael731 | Posted: 25-01-2022

Answer 1

EditText would seem to be the obvious choice here.

You'll need to set the android:inputType attribute to textMultiLine.

Answered by: Byron719 | Posted: 26-02-2022

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