TaggerString

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Created
Oct 13, 2014
Updated
Apr 3, 2015 (Retired)
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polok
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TaggerString

TaggerString is very light library which allows to build dynamic string resource in much more readable way.

I guess that every Android developer has seen or added similar piece of code in string.xml file:

<string name="user_description_string">I am %s and I am %d years old</string>`

Some probably discovered that above code is a little bit not readable and extended such declarations to something like this:

<string name="user_description_string">I am $1%s and I am $2%d years old</string>

And in source code:

String userDesc = String.format(resources.getString(R.string.user_description_string), "John Kowalski", 27);

So far so good but maybe this could be a little bit more readable ? Yes, it can be (at least in my opinion) - TaggerString.

In source code above example will look like :

  TaggerString taggerString = TaggerString.from(getString(R.string.user_description_string));
  taggerString.with("user_name", "John Kowalski");
  taggerString.with("user_age", 27);
  tvExampleOne.setText(taggerString.format());

And our string resource looks

<string name="example_one">My name is {user_name} and I am a {developer_role}</string>

If you want to use bold (TaggerStyleType.BOLD), italic (TaggerStyleType.ITALIC) or underscore (TaggerStyleType.UNDERLINE), please go ahead:

TaggerString taggerString = TaggerString.from(getString(R.string.user_description_string));
taggerString.with("user_name", "John Kowalski", TaggerStyleType.BOLD);
taggerString.with("user_age", 27, TaggerStyleType.UNDERLINE);
tvExampleOne.setText(taggerString.formatCustom());

Please note that in this case method formatCustom() returns Spanned object.

Multiple formatting (since version 1.1.0)

If you want to apply few tags for one string go ahead and do it:

taggerString.with("developer_role", "Android Software Developer", TaggerStyleType.UNDERLINE, TaggerStyleType.BOLD, TaggerStyleType.ITALIC);

Usage

If you are using gradle please add below:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.polok.taggerstring:library:1.0.0'
}

Since version 1.1.0 the artefactId was changed from library to taggerstring:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.polok.taggerstring:taggerstring:1.1.0'
}

Developed By

Marcin Polak - mpolak87(at).gmail.com

License

Copyright 2015 Marcin Polak

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