Android :: Possible To Change Layout Of Soft Keyboard?

Jul 14, 2009

Is it possible to change the layout of the softkeyboard?

Android :: possible to change layout of soft keyboard?


Android :: Soft Keyboard Pushes Layout Of Activity Out Of Screen

Nov 6, 2010

My activity's layout is as shown below.

<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:orientation="vertical">

<FrameLayout android:id="@+id/title_bar"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="25dip"
android:background="@drawable/bg_title" />..............

So, the search box is fixed to the bottom of the screen. But, when user clicks the EditText, Soft Keyboard shows up and pushes the layout out of the screen except the search box. I'm just starting out with Android, so am I doing anything wrong here??

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Android :: Push Up Layout In Event That Soft Keyboard Is Drawn

Jul 15, 2010

I am designing an Android app and I'm having a couple of layout issues. I have a screen with 3 EditTexts on it in a row, and I would like for the 'next' key on the soft keyboard to cycle between the EditText fields. As for now, the 'next' key has no effect. Also, when the soft keyboard is displayed, it covers up the third of the EditTexts. Is there any way to push up the layout in the event that the soft keyboard is drawn?

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HTC Magic :: Change Keyboard Layout On Phone To Abc Version / Need Good Apps And Games

Feb 21, 2010

I would like to see if there is anyway of changing the keyboard layout on the magic to the abc version if so how do you do it?

also is there any good games or apps that anyone knows?

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Android : Can't Change The Layout Of Alternatives Keys Show On Android Keyboard

Jan 14, 2010

I want to change the default layout which Android uses for show the alternative keys when performs a long-press on a key. Keys have an attribute "android:popupKeyboard" used for define the layout of the alternative key list (which could be a Keyboard reference) but when I use it the Android's default layout still appears. Is possible to change or override this layout?

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Android :: How To Develop A Soft Keyboard - HTTP Connections To Synchronize Keyboard Data With A Cloud DB And Other Phones

Aug 13, 2010

I would like to play around with some ideas and develop a soft keyboard for Android to replace the default one.

Is there any general information about soft keyboard development for Android out there?

Any best practices or guidelines?

Can I do with my keyboard application pretty much anything I could do with a normal Android application?
Can I do HTTP connections to synchronize keyboard data with a cloud DB and other phones I have?
Can I open other windows/screens from a key press, e.g. to display a custom input interface different to a normal QWERTY one. If that doesn't work, can I use a pop-up dialog instead?

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Android :: Hide Soft Keyboard On Activity Without Any Keyboard Operations

Oct 13, 2010

I have a tabbed view with one Activity per tab, and when I switch from the first tab, which has a TextView, to the second tab, which only shows a clickable list, the soft keyboard is still there. I want it to go away.

I tried this:

CODE:.............

But this does not work, because there is no relevant view to provide, as there is no View on the screen that takes keyboard input.

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General :: MK802 Mini PC - Disable Soft Keyboard Hiding With USB Keyboard Available?

Jun 22, 2012

I'm using an MK802 mini PC. I don't have a USB keyboard yet.

When I plug in a wired USB mouse, I can use that to click on the on screen soft keyboard.

But when I plug in the wireless dongle for a USB mouse, the Android soft keyboard doesn't show anymore (I guess this is because the wireless dongle supports both keyboard and mouse, and tells Android a hardware keyboard is available, so Android doesn't show the soft keyboard).

Any way to ignore this and always show the soft keyboard? Or another keyboard I can download which will always show?

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Android :: Android Soft Keyboard - Manipulate Views On Keyboard On - Off

Aug 4, 2010

I have a layout which has one large EditText view at the top + a bunch of buttons at the bottom. The EditText is made to shrink and expand when the ime is activated/deactivated by using adjust_resize. The buttons at the bottom are pushed up above the ime.

I would like to hide these buttons when the ime displays, to provide enough space for the EditText view.

I have so far tried the following:

subclassed EditText and provided the activity the option to register a callback on the view's OnSizeChanged.
Used this callback to change the visibility of the buttons (actually the layout container) to GONE.

This work OK and does hide the buttons when the ime pops up. However, the EditText does not expand into the new available space. Furthermore, when the ime is disposed off, the EditText field is now bigger than it was originally, pushing (the now showing) buttons outside the screen.

I should also add that when typing the first letter into the view, and the ime displays the word options, the screen is redrawn and the EditText fills the vacant space. how to get this to work? Or even better, is there a simpler solution to my requirement? In my view, scrolling is not a good option.

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Android :: Why Might Soft Keyboard Not Pop Up?

Nov 12, 2010

I have an EditText control that does not pop up the soft keyboard when the user touches it. The thing is, that I have a number of other EditText controls elsewhere in my application that all work fine, and I cannot see anything really different about this one.The code is a bit complex to post here, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any reasons why the soft keyboard would not appear in some cases.

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Android : How Can I Get Soft Keyboard?

Mar 29, 2010

I am interesting in integrating an arabic keyboard to the android system. I proceeded as follows: I have modified the xml and the layout in the package softkeyboard by replacing English letters and their codes by the arabic one.Of cource I created 2 new directories in softkeyboard: xml-ar and layout-ar After rebuilding the system , I don't find the new softkeyboard.

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Android :: Get Soft Keypad To Stop Modifying Linear Layout On Display?

Nov 12, 2009

In my android application, I have an Edit Text. When I click in this field, the soft keyboard appears, expanding from the bottom of the screen. It seems to actually modify my layout, pushing contents up wards. When I dismiss the keypad, it retracts, and I see my layout re-expand to take up the space it previously occupied. Is there a way to get the keyboard to simply appear "on top" of my layout, so that I don't get this somewhat unpleasant relayout animation? The Edit Text is pinned to the very top of the screen, so I don't have to worry about the keypad hiding it.

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Android :: Done Is Not Working In Soft Keyboard

Jun 24, 2010

I have One AutocompleTextView and I want to make the virtual keyboard disappear when he hits "DONE" at the AutocompleTextView. So far, the buttons "NEXT"/"DONE" do nothing at all Unfortunately I found no resources addressing this problem.

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Android :: Soft-keyboard Is Not Being Closed

Jun 28, 2010

I've got a problem with my application in that the soft-keyboard is not being closed unless the user pushes the "back" button.I use several layouts which I load using the setContentView method of the application. Some layouts contain multiple EditText fields. The soft-keyboard pops up correctly when the entry boxes are being clicked, but never gets dismissed, even after I switch to a new layout using setContentView (instigated by on-screen push buttons).I found a way of apparently removing the keyboard using the "InputManager" class but how exactly does that work if I don't know which entry field opened/currently owns the keyboard?Is there a way of possibly invalidating a whole layout which would perhaps cause all resources (and hopefully the keyboard) to be cleared? As said before, I currently just use setContentView to load the next screen.

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Android :: How Can I Select What Soft-keyboard?

Jan 25, 2010

How can I select what soft-keyboard an edittext will load?

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Android :: How To Specify Which Soft Keyboard Appears?

Jun 24, 2010

if application has EditText widget and user clicks on it, a qwertysoft keyboard appears. how do you get a numeric, 12key, or phone soft keyboard to appear instead. (I have searched documentation but I cannot find solution.)

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Android :: Numeric-only Soft Keyboard

Oct 20, 2009

How can I set numeric-only soft keyboard option for a text field? When I set the input-type to "number" it brings a soft keyboard which is actually a alpha-numeric one but already switched to numeric mode. What I want is a pure numeric soft keyboard with big numbers (no alphabets at all). I've already seen this in other applications and but don't know how to do it.

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Android :: Next Focus And Soft Keyboard

Apr 24, 2009

I have a form that is working fine with the "Next" flow order when using the computer keyboard with emulator (and probably with the keyboard on the G1) but not with the SoftKeyboard with 1.5.Some fields indicate "Next" with this keyboard, some go to the correct field and others don't.Two of the fields are text and they only give a carriage return instead of "Next."My numeric fields give the proper "Next" key. Use of the SoftKeyboard is a little underdocumented so far (if there is a hidden doc online somewhere please provide me a link to it). There are also some added fields under 1.5 that I have asked about previously but received no answer.These appear to have something to do with the Soft Keyboard.Though these can be set programmatically I haven't seen the proper way to set these flags using XML. This field is the one that replaces "Numeric" which deprecated.

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Android :: Soft Keyboard Selection From App?

Jul 13, 2010

So Sony appears to have included their own IME with their xperia phones.I have an edit box for numerical input that i have specified as number numberDecimal|phone It allows for easy number entry and allows users to enter in decimal numbers.However the IME in the xperia phones is missing the decimal key. Is there a way to specify it should only be using the android IME?Can I specify resources for specific phones similar to how I can control resources for versions of android?

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Android :: How To Enforce Soft Keyboard?

May 10, 2009

is there a way to enforce the soft keyboard throughout the lifetime of an Activity? I tried setting stateAlwaysVisible in the Manifest.xml as well as the counterpart.

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Android :: How To Close Soft Keyboard?

May 29, 2009

This is probably very easy but I just don't know how to close the Soft Keyboard after user hits "search" key on the soft keyboard.Could someone help me out?Currently my code listens for key press particularly enter or the search key.

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Android :: Disabling Soft Keyboard

Apr 29, 2009

How do i disable the SoftKeyboard?

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Android :: Use IMF To Design Soft A Keyboard?

Aug 29, 2010

how to use the IMF to design a soft keyboard. Please point me to some resources that will help me understand how to do it from the ground up. Something other than the SDK sample

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Android :: App Specific Soft Keyboard

Dec 13, 2009

Is there a way to create an app specific soft keyboard on Android? After reading about InputMethodService docs and checking out alternative keyboard apps out there, I figure the alternate keyboard can only be configured for system wide usage (through Settings -> Locale and Text).

If the answer to above question is no, then is there at least a way to load a custom dictionary and override the default dictionary of the system keyboard (only when my app is in use)? That will help in giving very relevant suggestions to the user when he has only tapped couple of keys.

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Android :: Numeric Soft Keyboard

Jul 9, 2010

I am developing an android application where we are using WebView to display Web page being served from Web Server. Everything is working fine except with the problem that when i am using the soft keyboard and switched to numeric key entry and move from first field to next field, the keyboard layout automatically changed to alphanumeric.

Is there any way using which i can pull up virtual keyboard in numeric mode only when i need to enter numbers only?

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Android :: Soft Keyboard Key Events

Apr 20, 2010

I have a custom View which accepts onKeyDown and onKeyMultiple events. Works well with Android soft keyboard, but it has issues with HTC soft keyboard, like the one found with HTC Hero. Specifically, problem is when a user selects an "alternate" key from a small pop-up window following a long-press on a key. With Android soft keyboard, my View is receiving onKeyDown event only from a selected alternate key. With HTC soft keyboard, onKeyDown event is received for both the original key (the one that was long-pressed), and the alternate key selected from a pop-up menu. I can't figure out a way to determine if certain key events need to be cancelled or not. (I am dealing with Android 1.5).

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Android :: Able To Customize Soft Keyboard?

Nov 4, 2010

In my android application, I need number and letter key in the same view, not need number and letter switch key. for example let it looks like computer keyboard, Is it possible to do it?

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Android :: Soft Keyboard In Landscape

Mar 5, 2009

I am building from source and running in the emulator. I would like to know if the soft keyboard has support for operating in Landscape mode. Portrait appears to work fine, but when switching the emulator to Landscape, it appears to be working on the premise that a hard keyboard is in operation. Is it possible to use the soft keyboard in Landscape and how would I enable this if so?

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Android : How To Trigger Soft Keyboard?

Feb 5, 2010

How can I trigger the software keyboard and add listeners to it's keys?

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Android : Way To Get A Soft Keyboard For A EditTextPreference?

May 3, 2010

I have a shared preference that is being accesed via an EditTextPreference. I am in the process of porting this application to a device that does not have a hardware keyboard for text entry. When the time comes to modify the EditTextPreference, there is no soft keyboard that becomes available, and I am at a loss as to how to invoke the soft keyboard for text input to edit this preference.

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