Allow user to select text


Hi there,

I’m using Angular 2 and need to display a large block of read-only text, but I want the user to at least be able to highlight items in the text and copy them to the clipboard. Is there a way to do this? Setting a TextView to editable=“false” doesn’t seem to allow this. I’ve also tried an HtmlView, but caused an exception due to bad HTML in the string.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


@Gryffin Did you ever figure anything out for this? I’m trying to do the same thing


Setting editable false on TextField itself should do the trick in iOS, but in Android you need to do one more step, may be in the loaded event.

if (isAndroid) {