Saturday, September 5, 2020

android kotlin - Show soft keyboard when EditText is focused

MainActivity.kt

package com.example.jetpack

import android.content.Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE
import android.os.Bundle
import android.view.inputmethod.InputMethodManager
import android.widget.EditText
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import kotlinx.android.synthetic.main.activity_main.*


class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)

        // focus edit text on button click
        button.setOnClickListener {
            // request focus on edit text
            editText.requestFocus()

            // when edit text focused show soft keyboard
            editText.showSoftKeyboard()
        }
    }
}


// extension function to open soft keyboard programmatically
fun EditText.showSoftKeyboard(){
    (this.context.getSystemService(INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE) as InputMethodManager)
        .showSoftInput(this, InputMethodManager.SHOW_IMPLICIT)
}
activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:id="@+id/constraintLayout"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:background="#FEFEFA"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">

    <EditText
        android:id="@+id/editText"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginStart="12dp"
        android:layout_marginEnd="12dp"
        android:padding="12dp"
        android:textSize="30sp"
        android:inputType="text|textVisiblePassword"
        android:fontFamily="sans-serif-condensed-medium"
        app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintVertical_bias="0.12" />

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/button"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="32dp"
        android:text="Focus EditText"
        android:backgroundTint="#014421"
        app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintStart_toStartOf="parent"
        app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@+id/editText" />

</androidx.constraintlayout.widget.ConstraintLayout>