There are two easy ways to replace text on-the-fly in Android. This may be required if you want to insert some text/values into displayed text, or construct a data packet of some sort. Both require some code to replace given part of the string.
First is to use HTML/XML tags and then handle them with your own implementation of
String conversion removes the tag in the background, so you need to escape
< mark with
< in the string resource. This approach is good when you want to put variables inside a string and then process them later in one place using tag handling – that is when you want to have a tag handled at processing time – so you only change tags and one processing routine.
Second is to use Format Strings instead of XML/HTML tags. It seems simpler, faster, and evades hidden conversion problems.
getString(resource, ...) works like a well known
printf(string, ...). This approach is good when you want to process each string manually at runtime, but strings and variables are hardcoded.