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Softly, softly. Using Android’s soft keyboard: A tutorial

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In the introduction, we covered the basics of using soft keyboards.  If you haven’t read it yet, you’ll find it here: Android’s soft keyboard. An introduction.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the soft keyboard in your apps.

Softly, softly. Using Android’s soft keyboard: An introduction

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Need to capture text input in your app?

Android supports an on-screen soft keyboard as well as attached hardware keyboards.

The soft keyboard appears when a text field is in focus and disappears when it’s out of focus. The keyboard positions itself at the bottom of the screen over the app window. It has its own editing area.

In this introduction, we’ll cover the basics of using soft keyboards. Later, in a follow up tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the soft keyboard in your apps.