Bug 5584 - Missing Button.SetText(Span [html]) signature
Summary: Missing Button.SetText(Span [html]) signature
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-06-08 15:33 UTC by Ian
Modified: 2012-06-08 15:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ian 2012-06-08 15:33:13 UTC
I'm trying to set a Button's text with Html.FromHtml("some html") 

In Java this works:

myButton.setText(Html.fromHtml("<small>(sub comment)</small>")); 

But in Mono for Android that fails as there is no signature in SetText that accepts the Html.FromHtml span.

Is there another way this is supposed to work?
Comment 1 Jonathan Pobst 2012-06-08 15:57:26 UTC
First, we made all of Java's getXXX and setXXX into C# properties, so in general, you do this:

myButton.Text = "Hello";

but we couldn't make it accept formatted strings as well as regular strings, so we had to add a second property that takes formatted strings:

myButton.TextFormatted = Html.FromHtml ("<small>(sub comment)</small>")

It's not ideal, but it was the compromise that allowed most people (who don't want formatted strings) to work in a sensible way, while still providing a way to use formatted strings.

Hope this helps!