Loading html file from local folder into webview
I’m new to Android development.
I want to load a html file into a webview.
Note that there are so many relevant questions on SO like this, but they all deal with getting **.html* from assets folder.
But I want to load html file from local folder, say “D://abc.html” because if my html is around 10Mb then corresponding apk size also goes upto 10mb.
Any help appreciated.
but it gives
Web page not available and
File not found error.
3 Solutions collect form web for “Loading html file from local folder into webview”
You can use:
WebView webView = // ... webView.loadUrl("file:///myPath/myFile.html");
In an Android application, files can be read from 3 types of locations:
Internal storage: Each app has its own, file names are relative to this location. URL takes form
External storage: Needs permission and may not always be available. Get the root folder by calling Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(). So, construct the URL using:
String url = "file:///" + Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().toString() + File.separator + "myFolder/myFile.html"
Assets: Stored in the apk. Read-only access. URL takes form
file:///android_asset/myFolder/myFile.html(See also Loading an Android Resource into a WebView)
In Android 4.4 KitKat, a “Not allowed to load local resource: file:///..” is thrown.
arise when loadURL and the only alternative I’ve found is “loadDataWithBaseURL”.
webView.loadDataWithBaseURL("file:///android_asset/demo/", tmpDocumentText,"text/html", "UTF-8", null);
WebView has loadData method http://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/WebView.html
All you need to do is reading the file into String then feed it to WebView using loadData.