Webview dont open Virtual Keyboard?

by guruk » Fri, 03 Jul 2009 02:08:29 GMT

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I have a URL where User can Input in a Field.

When I open that URL with the Android Browser and click in the Field
the Virtual Keyboard pops up.
When I open the same URL with my WebView and click in the Field the
Virtual Keyboard does NOT appear?!

What Do I have to do?



Webview dont open Virtual Keyboard?

by Declan Shanaghy » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:50:29 GMT

 I'm having the same issue and cant find any solution thru google searches.
Did you ever find out the solution or if not what workaround did you use?


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Webview dont open Virtual Keyboard?

by Carmen Delessio » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:54:31 GMT

 I had a similar situation with one small difference.
When I showed the webview, I had a dialog window appear for first time
After the dialog, the virtual keyboard did not appear when selecting the
My assumption was that it could not get focus.

I changed the interface to avoid the dialog box and that worked for me.

It may be entirely unrelated, but perhaps it is a clue.



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