Robert Hanson Robert Hanson - 1 year ago 106
Objective-C Question

How to dismiss keyboard when user tap other area outside textfield?

today I tried to run my code on my iPod (iOS 6.1.3) and I found something interesting here...

first, when I tap on textfield the keyboard shows up but it won't hide when I tap somewhere else outside textfield.

so I decided to Googling and found this solution :

_fieldEmail.delegate = self;
_fieldEmail.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyDone;

_fieldPassword.delegate = self;
_fieldPassword.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyDone;

_fieldRegisterName.delegate = self;
_fieldRegisterName.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyDone;

_fieldRegisterEmail.delegate = self;
_fieldRegisterEmail.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyDone;

_fieldRegisterPassword.delegate = self;
_fieldRegisterPassword.returnKeyType = UIReturnKeyDone;

it works... it gives a 'DONE' button on the bottom of keyboard and now the keyboard can be hidden by pressing it.

but I have 2 problems here :

  1. the keyboard only hide when 'DONE' button is tapped. not by tapping other area outside text field. I don't know if this normal on iOS world, but usually I see lot of apps don't act like this.

  2. is there any way to loop this process so I don't have manually add that delegate one by one of all textfield that I have? how to do that?

that's all I need to know

Answer Source

The below code will work on all the components in the UIView for all the UITextField

- (void)touchesBegan:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event {
    for (UIView * txt in self.view.subviews){
        if ([txt isKindOfClass:[UITextField class]] && [txt isFirstResponder]) {
            [txt resignFirstResponder];


- (void)touchesBegan:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event {
    [self.view endEditing:YES];    
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