How to Load HTML Data/String on Android WebView Application

Android WebView is a View that allows you to display website, static HTML data, and your custom web page. Using WebView you can able to convert your web page into android application. Here I describe how to load HTML Data on android WebView.

Android Example: Load HTML Data/String on Android WebView App

Creating Android Project

Let’s start by creating a new android project to Load HTML Data on Android WebView with following information:
Application name: Load HTML Data on Android WebView
Company Domain: sirseni.com
Package name: com.sirseni.loadhtmldataonandroidwebview
Minimum SDK: Android 2.2 (API 8 Froyo)

Adding a WebView in Your Layout File

To load HTML string on your android WebView, first you have to add <WebView> element in your layout file.

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"

        android:layout_height="fill_parent" />


Modify Your Java File

To load HTML data in your android WebView just call loadData(), here is final code of MainActivity.java file.

* Load HTML Data on Android WebView

package com.sirseni.loadhtmldataonandroidwebview;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.webkit.WebView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        WebView mWebView = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.myWebView);
        String myHtmlString = "<html><body>" +
                "<h2>This is a HTML Heading in Android WebView.</h2>\n" +
                "<p>This is a HTML paragraph in android WebView.</p>\n" +
                "\n" +
                "<h4>Following is HTML Table in WebView</h4>\n" +
                "<table border=\"1\" width=\"100%\">\n" +
                "  <tr>\n" +
                "    <td>Android</td>\n" +
                "    <td>WebView</td>\t\t\n" +
                "    <td>100</td>\n" +
                "  </tr>\n" +
                "  <tr>\n" +
                "    <td>Android</td>\n" +
                "    <td>WebView</td>\t\t\n" +
                "    <td>200</td>\n" +
                "  </tr>\n" +
                "  <tr>\n" +
                "    <td>Android</td>\n" +
                "    <td>WebView</td>\t\t\n" +
                "    <td>300</td>\n" +
                "  </tr>\n" +
                "</table>" +
        mWebView.loadData(myHtmlString, "text/html", null);

That’s it, now run your Load HTML Data on Android WebView application, your app is look like below screenshot.

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Download complete Load HTML Data/String on Android WebView Application example project source code from GitHub.

Application Screenshot:

Android Example: Load HTML Data/String on Android WebView App

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