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TextView should probably be an EditText instead

TextView should probably be an EditText instead

Using a <TextView> to input text is generally an error, you should be using <EditText> instead. EditText is a subclass of TextView, and some of the editing support is provided by TextView, so it's possible to set some input-related properties on a TextView. However, using a TextView along with input attributes is usually a cut & paste error. To input text you should be using <EditText>.

This check also checks subclasses of TextView, such as Button and CheckBox, since these have the same issue: they should not be used with editable attributes.

Issue id: TextViewEdits

Inspection Details

Available in:

IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for Android 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Android, 2022.3.1 Beta 2

Last modified: 13 July 2023