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What is it?

MarkdownView is an Android webview with the capablity of loading Markdown text or file and display it as HTML, it uses MarkdownJ and extends Android webview.

Demo app Screenshot

This is a Screenshot from the demo app where it shows a markDown text in the upper half of the screen and when you hit update it will reload the text to MarkdownView (lower half of the screen).

MarkdownView screenshot

##How to use it?

  • To add MarkdownView to your project, include the jar, or the source code.
  • Simple usage is to set the whole activity to a MarkdownView by Adding the following to your onCreate method:

MarkdownView markdownView = new MarkdownView(this); setContentView(markdownView);

  • Or you can also add it to your layout by using <us.feras.mdv.MarkdownView android:id="@+id/markdownView" /> and referance it in your activity:

MarkdownView markdownView = (MarkdownView) findViewById(;

##Loading MarkDown text or file (local and online):

  • loadMarkdownData(String text) Using this method will result in loading md string to the MarkdownView and displaying it as HTML.

  • loadMarkdownUrl(String url) You can use this method to load local or online files.

To load a locale file, you have to add it to your assets folder and pass a url that start with "file:///android_asset/" : markdownView.loadMarkDownData("file:///android_asset/");

To load a file on the web you need to pass the full url :


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. (The same as the Android project.)

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