Vignesh Vignesh - 2 months ago 19
Android Question

Open soft keyboard programmatically

I have an activity with no child widgets for it and the corresponding xml file is,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:id="@+id/myLayout"
android:orientation="vertical"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
android:focusable="true"
>
</LinearLayout>


and I want to open soft keyboard programmatically while the activity gets start.and what I've tried upto now is,

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.main);
InputMethodManager inputMethodManager = (InputMethodManager) getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
if (inputMethodManager != null) {
inputMethodManager.toggleSoftInput(InputMethodManager.SHOW_FORCED, 0);
}


Give me some guidance.

Answer

I have used the following lines to display the soft keyboard manually inside the onclick event, and the keyboard is visible.

InputMethodManager inputMethodManager =
    (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
inputMethodManager.toggleSoftInputFromWindow(
    linearLayout.getApplicationWindowToken(),
    InputMethodManager.SHOW_FORCED, 0);

but still I can't able to open this while the activity gets opened, so is any solution for this.