Housefly Housefly - 6 months ago 16
Android Question

How to disable keypad popup when on edittext?

In my app the first view of all my screens is an EditText, so every time i go to a screen the onscreen keypad pops up. how can i disable this popingup and enable it when manually clicked on the EditText????

eT = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.searchAutoCompleteTextView_feed);

eT.setOnFocusChangeListener(new OnFocusChangeListener() {

public void onFocusChange(View v, boolean hasFocus) {

if(hasFocus){
InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager) getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
imm.hideSoftInputFromWindow(eT.getWindowToken(), 0);
}
}
});


xml code:




<ImageView
android:id="@+id/feedPageLogo"
android:layout_width="45dp"
android:layout_height="45dp"
android:src="@drawable/wic_logo_small" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/goButton_feed"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
android:text="@string/go" />

<EditText
android:id="@+id/searchAutoCompleteTextView_feed"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_toLeftOf="@id/goButton_feed"
android:layout_toRightOf="@id/feedPageLogo"
android:hint="@string/search" />

<TextView
android:id="@+id/feedLabel"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_below="@id/feedPageLogo"
android:gravity="center_vertical|center_horizontal"
android:text="@string/feed"
android:textColor="@color/white" />

<LinearLayout
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:id="@+id/ButtonsLayout_feed"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_alignParentBottom="true" >

<Button
android:id="@+id/feedButton_feed"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="30dp"
android:layout_margin="0dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:background="@color/white"
android:text="@string/feed"
android:textColor="@color/black" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/iWantButton_feed"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="30dp"
android:layout_margin="0dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:background="@color/white"
android:text="@string/iwant"
android:textColor="@color/black" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/shareButton_feed"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="30dp"
android:layout_margin="0dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:background="@color/white"
android:text="@string/share"
android:textColor="@color/black" />

<Button
android:id="@+id/profileButton_feed"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="30dp"
android:layout_margin="0dp"
android:layout_weight="1"
android:background="@color/white"
android:text="@string/profile"
android:textColor="@color/black" />
</LinearLayout>

<ListView
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:id="@+id/feedListView"
android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:layout_above="@id/ButtonsLayout_feed"
android:layout_below="@id/feedLabel"
android:textSize="15dp" >
</ListView>




the third view (EditText) is where the focus is.

Answer

You have to create a view, above the EditText, that takes a 'fake' focus:

Something like :

<!-- Stop auto focussing the EditText -->
<LinearLayout
    android:layout_width="0dp"
    android:layout_height="0dp"
    android:background="@android:color/transparent"
    android:focusable="true"
    android:focusableInTouchMode="true">
</LinearLayout>

<EditText
    android:id="@+id/searchAutoCompleteTextView_feed"
    android:layout_width="200dp"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:inputType="text" />

In this case, I used a LinearLayout to request the focus. Hope this helps.

This worked perfectly...thanks to Zaggo0