George McKibbin George McKibbin - 6 months ago 17
iOS Question

How to add a 'Done' button to numpad keyboard in iOS

So, the numpad keyboard doesn't come with a 'Done' or 'Next' button by default so I'd like to add one. In iOS 6 and below there were some tricks to add a button to the keyboard but they don't seem to be working in iOS 7.

First I subscribe to the keyboard showing notification

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self
selector:@selector(keyboardWillShow:)
name:UIKeyboardWillShowNotification
object:nil];


Then I try to add a button when the keyboard shows up:

- (void)keyboardWillShow:(NSNotification *)note
{
// create custom button
UIButton *doneButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeSystem];
doneButton.frame = CGRectMake(0, 50, 106, 53);
doneButton.adjustsImageWhenHighlighted = NO;
[doneButton setTitle:@"Done" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[doneButton addTarget:self action:@selector(dismissKeyboard) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];

// locate keyboard view
UIWindow* tempWindow = [[[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows] objectAtIndex:1];
UIView* keyboard;
for(int i=0; i<[tempWindow.subviews count]; i++)
{
keyboard = [tempWindow.subviews objectAtIndex:i];
// keyboard view found; add the custom button to it
if([[keyboard description] hasPrefix:@"UIKeyboard"] == YES)
[keyboard addSubview:doneButton];
}
}


But the for loop doesn't run because it doesn't find any subviews. Any suggestions? I couldn't find any solutions for iOS7 so is there a different way I'm supposed to be doing this?

Edit: Thanks for all the suggestions for toolbars guys but I'd rather not go down that route as I'm quite space poor (and it is kind of ugly).

Answer

This is a simple way of projecting a done button in iOS7 num-keypad. In the below delegate method of UITextField, add a notification for keyboard show.

-(void)textFieldDidBeginEditing:(UITextField *)textField {

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self
                                         selector:@selector(keyboardWillShow:)
                                             name:UIKeyboardWillShowNotification
                                           object:nil];
}

Now implement the method keyboardWillShow as below. Here we need to take extra care for iOS7.

- (void)keyboardWillShow:(NSNotification *)note {
// create custom button
UIButton *doneButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom];
doneButton.frame = CGRectMake(0, 163, 106, 53);
doneButton.adjustsImageWhenHighlighted = NO;
[doneButton setImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"doneButtonNormal.png"] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[doneButton setImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"doneButtonPressed.png"] forState:UIControlStateHighlighted];
[doneButton addTarget:self action:@selector(doneButton:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];

if (SYSTEM_VERSION_GREATER_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO(@"7.0")) {
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
        UIView *keyboardView = [[[[[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows] lastObject] subviews] firstObject];
        [doneButton setFrame:CGRectMake(0, keyboardView.frame.size.height - 53, 106, 53)];
        [keyboardView addSubview:doneButton];
        [keyboardView bringSubviewToFront:doneButton];

        [UIView animateWithDuration:[[note.userInfo objectForKey:UIKeyboardAnimationDurationUserInfoKey] floatValue]-.02
                              delay:.0
                            options:[[note.userInfo objectForKey:UIKeyboardAnimationCurveUserInfoKey] intValue]
                         animations:^{
                             self.view.frame = CGRectOffset(self.view.frame, 0, 0);
                         } completion:nil];
    });
}else {
    // locate keyboard view
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
        UIWindow* tempWindow = [[[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows] objectAtIndex:1];
        UIView* keyboard;
        for(int i=0; i<[tempWindow.subviews count]; i++) {
            keyboard = [tempWindow.subviews objectAtIndex:i];
            // keyboard view found; add the custom button to it
            if([[keyboard description] hasPrefix:@"UIKeyboard"] == YES)
                [keyboard addSubview:doneButton];
        }
    });
  }
}

Now add this macro to suitable header to detect the SYSTEM_VERSION

#define SYSTEM_VERSION_GREATER_THAN_OR_EQUAL_TO(v) ([[[UIDevice currentDevice] systemVersion] compare:v options:NSNumericSearch] != NSOrderedAscending)

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