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JavaScript in Android WebView not working

Question by Guest | 2013-09-22 at 17:30

Within an Android App, I would like to display a website using a standard WebView. So far, that is perfectly working, the site displays correctly.

The only problem: The site contains JavaScript code that is not running in the WebView. Can it be that the WebView can not display dynamic content? Or do I have to do something else to activate JavaScript in WebView?

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By default, JavaScript is disabled in the WebView.

Using the function setJavaScriptEnabled() you can change this behavior:

WebView wv = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.webView1); 
wv.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);

After this call, JavaScript should work.
2013-09-23 at 15:39

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