Android JavaScript alert dialogs in WebView - How to make them work

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Example

By default, WebView does not implement JavaScript alert dialogs, ie. alert() will do nothing. In order to make you need to firstly enable JavaScript (obviously..), and then set a WebChromeClient to handle requests for alert dialogs from the page:

webView.setWebChromeClient(new WebChromeClient() {
    //Other methods for your WebChromeClient here, if needed..

    @Override
    public boolean onJsAlert(WebView view, String url, String message, JsResult result) {
        return super.onJsAlert(view, url, message, result);
    }
});

Here, we override onJsAlert, and then we call through to the super implementation, which gives us a standard Android dialog. You can also use the message and URL yourself, for example if you want to create a custom styled dialog or if you want to log them.

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