Close virtual keyboard on button press


Question

I have an Activity with an EditText, a button and a ListView. The purpose is to type a search screen in the EditText, press the button and have the search results populate this list.

This is all working perfectly, but the virtual keyboard is behaving strange.

If I click the EditText, I get the virtual keyboard. If I click the "Done" button on the virtual keyboard, it goes away. However, if I click my search button before clicking "Done" on the virtual keyboard, the virtual keyboard stays and I can't get rid of it. Clicking the "Done" button does not close the keyboard. It changes the "Done" button from "Done" to an arrow and remains visible.

Thanks for your help

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2/6/2015 4:28:30 AM

Accepted Answer

mMyTextView.setOnEditorActionListener(new TextView.OnEditorActionListener() {
    public boolean onEditorAction(TextView v, int actionId, KeyEvent event) {
        if (actionId == EditorInfo.IME_ACTION_SEARCH) {
            // hide virtual keyboard
            InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
            imm.hideSoftInputFromWindow(m_txtSearchText.getWindowToken(), 
                                      InputMethodManager.RESULT_UNCHANGED_SHOWN);
            return true;
        }
        return false;
    }
});
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4/12/2013 9:58:38 AM

InputMethodManager inputManager = (InputMethodManager)
                                  getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE); 

inputManager.hideSoftInputFromWindow(getCurrentFocus().getWindowToken(),
                                     InputMethodManager.HIDE_NOT_ALWAYS);

I put this right after the onClick(View v) event.

You need to import android.view.inputmethod.InputMethodManager;

The keyboard hides when you click the button.


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