deepthi deepthi - 11 months ago 35
Android Question

how to block virtual keyboard while clicking on edittext in android?

How to block

virtual keyboard
while clicking on edittext in android


Here is a website that will give you what you need.

As a summary, it provides links to InputMethodManager and View from Android Developers. It will reference to the getWindowToken inside of View and hideSoftInputFromWindow() for InputMethodManager

A better answer is given in the link, hope this helps.


From the link posted above, here is an example to consume the onTouch event:


private OnTouchListener otl = new OnTouchListener() {
    public boolean onTouch (View v, MotionEvent event) {
            return true; // the listener has consumed the event

Here is another example from the same website. This claims to work but seems like a bad idea since your EditBox is NULL it will be no longer an editor:

MyEditor.setOnTouchListener(new OnTouchListener(){
public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event) {
    int inType = MyEditor.getInputType(); // backup the input type
    MyEditor.setInputType(InputType.TYPE_NULL); // disable soft input
    MyEditor.onTouchEvent(event); // call native handler
    MyEditor.setInputType(inType); // restore input type
    return true; // consume touch event

Hope this points you in the right direction