I need to hide the android keyboard after a button click.
I have seen many examples of how to do this, however, they all appear to use a specific editText object.
InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(
You could instead set it to your layout, ie:
LinearLayout mainLayout; // Get your layout set up, this is just an example mainLayout = (LinearLayout)findViewById(R.id.myLinearLayout); // Then just use the following: InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE); imm.hideSoftInputFromWindow(mainLayout.getWindowToken(), 0);
This is an example assuming that your layout will be created regardless of how many
EditText objects (or other objects) are placed on it.
Edit: Also, something I find very useful is to make sure that the keyboard is hidden when an activity first launches (ie: if an
EditText is the first thing focused). To do that, I put this in
onCreate() method of Activity: