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Samuel Fernandes
Samuel Fernandes

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Posted on    April-23-2015 4:55 AM

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I have an EditText and a Button in my layout. After writing in the edit field and clicking on the Button, I want to hide the virtual keyboard. I assume that there's a simple, one- or two-liner to make this happen. Where can I find an example of it?

Mayank Tripathi
Mayank Tripathi

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Posted on    April-23-2015 7:45 AM

You can force Android to hide the virtual keyboard using the InputMethodManager, calling hideSoftInputFromWindow, passing in the token of the window containing your edit field.

EditText myEditText = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.myEditText);  
InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(
imm.hideSoftInputFromWindow(myEditText.getWindowToken(), 0);

This will force the keyboard to be hidden in all situations. In some cases you will want to pass in InputMethodManager.HIDE_IMPLICIT_ONLY as the second parameter to ensure you only hide the keyboard when the user didn't explicitly force it to appear (by holding down menu).

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