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Android Build an Interactive Story App (Retired) User Input Getting Text from an EditText

Thale van der Sluijs
Thale van der Sluijs
1,756 Points

I don't get it...

I don't know what to do at this task. I have tried some things but it didn't work

2 Answers

Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,364 Points

Hi there,

you can use the TextView to get the input and assign it to the String variable.

The code could look like this:

String petName = petNameField.getText().toString();
// use the TextView variable to call the getText() method
// getText() method will return the text that was typed into the TextView
// convert this text into a String using toString() method

Makes sense?

Grigorij

Grigorij Schleifer
Grigorij Schleifer
10,364 Points

Hey Thale,

glad I could help :)

See you in the forum ..

G