Showing document from Google Docs in a WebView

Issue

Problem with showing google docs in WebView (Android)

this is my code

mWebView(WebView)findViewById(R.id.web);
mWebView.getSettings().setJavaScriptEnabled(true);
mWebView.loadUrl("https://docs.google.com/viewer?url"+ "https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7pKTkDz8c3gWGNRTWJidTBTVmc/edit?uspsharing");

when i click here my android shows options to open the link (like Browser, Chrome, Drive, Internet) and opens the link well in popup Browser!

Solution

How To Force Android WebView to Process Redirects

Google is redirecting you to another URL, and the WebView is allowing the OS to process the redirect.

Use this code for the WebView to internally process redirects:

    // By default, redirects cause jump from WebView to default
    // system browser. Overriding url loading allows the WebView  
    // to load the redirect into this screen.
    mWebView.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient() {
        public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
            view.loadUrl(url);
            return false;
        }
    });

Incidentally, you can do lots of other cool stuff in this function, such as custom handling of various URLs.

Answered By – David Manpearl

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