The EditText widget by default is single line. In order to allow multiple lines, modify and customize the widget definition in the layout file as shown below:

    android:singleLine=”false” <!– The Default Value is true, change to false –>
    android:lines=”8″ <!– The Height of Widget in terms of total Lines  –>
    android:minLines=”6″ <!– Minimum number of lines –>
    android:maxLines=”10″ <!– Maximum Lines of lines –>
    android:scrollbars=”vertical” <!– Vertical Scroll Bar to visible for easy scrolling –>
    android:gravity=”top|left” <!– Cursor Position in the widget–>
    android:layout_height=”wrap_content” <!– Either Fixed DP or based on the Content Text –>
    android:layout_width=”fill_parent” <!–  Either Fixed DP or Span across parent width –>