marshall.ward marshall.ward - 3 months ago 17
Android Question

Android: Hiding the keyboard in an overrided "Done" keypress of EditText

I have used a bit of Android code to override the "Done" button in my EditText field:

myEditField.setOnEditorActionListener(new TextView.OnEditorActionListener() {
@Override
public boolean onEditorAction(TextView v, int actionId, KeyEvent event) {
if (actionId == EditorInfo.IME_ACTION_DONE) {

mySubroutine();

return true;
}
return false;
}
});


Activating the field calls up the keyboard, and pressing "Done" evaluates mySubroutine() successfully. However, the keyboard no longer goes away when I press "Done". How do I restore this default behaviour to the routine?

Answer

Why not:

myEditField.setOnEditorActionListener(new TextView.OnEditorActionListener() { 
    @Override 
    public boolean onEditorAction(TextView v, int actionId, KeyEvent event) { 
        if (actionId == EditorInfo.IME_ACTION_DONE) { 

            mySubroutine(); 
        } 
        return false; 
    } 
}); 

Just return false after you handle your code. This can be interpreted as no matter what your code (mySubroutine()) does it will still use the default action afterwards. If you return "true" you are telling that you are a happy coder and everything that needed to be done has happen in your mySubroutine() and the default action do not need to take action.