Android TextInputLayout Handling Errors


You can use the TextInputLayout to display error messages according to the material design guidelines using the setError and setErrorEnabledmethods.

In order to show the error below the EditText use:

TextInputLayout til = (TextInputLayout) findViewById(;
til.setError("You need to enter a name");

To enable error in the TextInputLayout you can eithr use app:errorEnabled="true" in xml or til.setErrorEnabled(true); as shown above.

You will obtain:

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