Hide WebView until JavaScript is done

I have a webview

WebView wv;
wv = (WebView)findViewById(R.id.webView1);

Simply said.



I have:

wv.loadUrl("javascript:(function() { " + "document.getElementsByClassName('centered leaderboard_container')[0].style.display = 'none'; " + "document.getElementsByClassName('n')[0].style.display = 'none'; " + "document.getElementsByClassName('paginator')[0].style.display = 'none'; " + "document.getElementsByTagName('ul')[0].style.display = 'none'; " + "document.getElementsByTagName('tr')[0].style.display = 'none'; " + "})()");

I've set webview visibility to INVISIBLE

How can I set visibility to VISIBLE after the JavaScript is done?

Now you get to see the whole page for a second and than the JavaScript is done..


ps. The website is not mine, its a 3rd party website


Tested on API 17 emulator and it works.

You can inject javascript from Java to the web.

And do vice-versa, once the url is loaded call from javascript to a function on our Java code, and execute the setVisibility(). For that purpose you are going to add a JS interface.

Here the code:

private final static String HOST = "stackoverflow.com";
private WebView wb;

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    wb = (WebView) findViewById(R.id.home_webview);
    //Make the webview invisible
    WebSettings webSettings = wb.getSettings();
    wb.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient(){
        public void onPageFinished(WebView view, String url){
            //Inject javascript code to the url given
            //Not display the element
            wb.loadUrl("javascript:(function(){"+"document.getElementById('Id').style.display ='none';"+"})()");
            //Call to a function defined on my myJavaScriptInterface 
            wb.loadUrl("javascript: window.CallToAnAndroidFunction.setVisible()");

    //Add a JavaScriptInterface, so I can make calls from the web to Java methods
    wb.addJavascriptInterface(new myJavaScriptInterface(), "CallToAnAndroidFunction");

 public class myJavaScriptInterface {
     public void setVisible(){
         runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {

            public void run() {


This functionality is going to be executed for every page. Once on the 3rd party server you have to manage what to do with every request, webClient.shouldOverrideUrlLoading() can help you.

Updated answer:

I could reproduce it as you commented, for the last version we should do:

Beginning in Android 4.2, you will now have to explicitly annotate public methods with @JavascriptInterface in order to make them accessible from hosted JavaScript. Note that this also only takes effect only if you have set your app's minSdkVersion or targetSdkVersion to 17 or higher.

I added it and imported android.webkit.JavascriptInterface

Reference: JavascriptInterface methods in WebViews must now be annotated

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