Mark Mark - 4 months ago 25
Android Question

Stop EditText from gaining focus at Activity startup

I have an Android

Activity
, with two elements:


  1. EditText

  2. ListView



When my
Activity
starts, the
EditText
immediately has input focus (flashing cursor). I don't want any control to have input focus at startup. I tried:

EditText.setSelected(false);


No luck. How can I convince the
EditText
to not select itself when the
Activity
starts?

Answer

Excellent answers from Luc and Mark however a good code sample is missing:

<!-- Dummy item to prevent AutoCompleteTextView from receiving focus -->
<LinearLayout
    android:focusable="true" 
    android:focusableInTouchMode="true"
    android:layout_width="0px" 
    android:layout_height="0px"/>

<!-- :nextFocusUp and :nextFocusLeft have been set to the id of this component
to prevent the dummy from receiving focus again -->
<AutoCompleteTextView android:id="@+id/autotext"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent" 
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:nextFocusUp="@id/autotext" 
    android:nextFocusLeft="@id/autotext"/>