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TextHighlighter for android. Highlights your TextView easily.

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Android TextHighlighter

version 1.0.3 API Level ≥9 API ≥2.3 API ≥9 MIT LICENSE javadoc


highlights every View which inherits TextView(i.e. TextView, Button, EditText). Set targets and Colors. Then highlight any word.



Android API ≥ 2.3 (API Level 9)


You can import TextHighlighter from jcenter. ```gradle repositories { jcenter() }

dependencies { compile 'com.xeoh.android:text-highlighter:1.0.3' } ```


// Initialize TextHighlighter
private TextHighlighter textHighlighter = new TextHighlighter()
      .highlight("word", TextHighlighter.BASE_MATCHER);

// invalidate after add more targets textHighlighter.addTarget(findViewById(R.id.anyButton)) .invalidate(TextHighlighter.BASE_MATCHER);

// invalidate after color changes textHighlighter.setForegroundColor(Color.GREEN) .invalidate(TextHighlighter.BASE_MATCHER);

// change matcher to case insensitive textHighlighter.invalidate(TextHighlighter.CASE_INSENSITIVE_MATCHER);

/* You can use multiple TextHighlighter for multiple keyword or multiple styles. However, if two highlighter highlights same word, priority depends on order of highlight(...) function call */

See sample application

Version History

  • 1.0.0 Testing version. (Not published)
  • 1.0.1 First Deploy.
  • 1.0.2 Add bold and italic feature.
  • 1.0.3 Fix Performance issue for large amount of list items.


TextHighlighter is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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