Add and Remove custom view in Android WebView.

Updated 31 August 2022


In this blog, we are going to learn about “Add and Remove custom views in Android”.For an example you can use these view functionality for the application to play video in webview so I’ll teach you how to use webivew to play the video by URL and control all functionality by the separate screens. You must first construct a webview in an XML file before adding web view functionality to a class.

Create Chrome client

To show and hide the custom view when loading the webview, you must first establish a WebViewCromeClient and after the create ChromeClient you are creating a empty view to loading screen. this view are added in the container before the webview is loading state and then ‘getVideoLoadingProgressView’ function is given call back is view are empty.

The ‘onShowCustomView‘ function to operate the perform call back to video view functionality is visible in the view.
if we can control the screen size while playing a video in a webview when using this method, click the full-screen button to receive a callback.

then we can check the view is empty or null . so we are performing the container visiblity on and add the custom view in the container on full screen mode.

onHideCustomView‘ function is the webview call back when the load view in full screen and hide the custom container view. function are check the view is null or empty if the view is null they are return and it will no show webview. if the view in not null they are showing custom view in the container that it will hide the webview and all view are remove from the container.



We learned about the ‘Add and Remove custom view in the webview’ in this blog.

Visit the link for additional information on the Webivew in Android and how to use these custom view override functions.

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