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android – Setting EditText imeOptions to actionNext has no effect

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a fairly complex (not really) xml layout file. One of the views is a LinearLayout (v1) with two children: an EditText(v2) and another LinearLayout(v3). The child LinearLayout in turn has an EditText(v4) and an ImageView(v5).

For EditText v2 I have imeOptions as

android:imeOptions="actionNext"

But when I run the app, the keyboard’s return does not check to next and I want it to change to next. How do I fix this problem?

Also, when user clicks next, I want focus to go to EditText v4. I do I do this?

For those who really need to see some code:

<LinearLayout
        android:id="@+id/do_txt_view"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@color/col6"
        android:orientation="vertical"
        android:visibility="gone" >

        <EditText
            android:id="@+id/gm_title"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_margin="5dp"
            android:background="@drawable/coldo_text"
            android:hint="@string/enter_title"
            android:maxLines="1"
            android:imeOptions="actionNext"
            android:padding="5dp"
            android:textColor="pigc7"
            android:textSize="ads2" />

        <LinearLayout
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="100dp"
            android:orientation="horizontal" >

            <EditText
                android:id="@+id/rev_text"
                android:layout_width="0dp"
                android:layout_height="match_parent"
                android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
                android:layout_margin="5dp"
                android:layout_weight="1"
                android:background="@drawable/coldo_text"
                android:hint="@string/enter_msg"
                android:maxLines="2"
                android:padding="5dp"
                android:textColor="pigc7"
                android:textSize="ads2" />

            <ImageView
                android:layout_width="wrap_content"
                android:layout_height="match_parent"
                android:layout_gravity="center_vertical"
                android:background="@drawable/colbtn_r”
                android:clickable="true"
                android:onClick=“clickAct”
                android:paddingLeft="5dp"
                android:paddingRight="5dp"
                android:src="@drawable/abcat” />
        </LinearLayout>
    </LinearLayout>
How to&Answers:

Just add android:maxLines="1" & android:inputType="text" to your EditText. It will work!! 🙂

Answer:

singleLine is deprecated. Adding an input type (eg: android:inputType="text") also worked for me.

Use android:maxLines="1" as singleLine is deprecated

Answer:

android:singleLine has been deprecated, it is better to combine android:maxLines="1" with android:inputType="text". This would be the code:

<EditText
        android:id="@+id/editText"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content" 
        android:maxLines="1"
        android:inputType="text"
        />

Answer:

The answers given here were all very helpful, but I was still struggling to get my keyboard’s “Next” to show.

Turns out that when you use Android’s android:digits attribute in your XML, it prevents the android:imeOptions="actionNext" from working as expected.

The answer is actually to use the deprecated android:singleLine="True". This seems to force the IME Option to be respected.

Old, Non-Working Code

        <android.support.design.widget.TextInputEditText
            android:id="@+id/first_name"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:digits="abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ- "
            android:ellipsize="end"
            android:hint="@string/first_name"
            android:imeOptions="actionNext"
            android:inputType="textCapWords"
            android:maxLength="35"
            android:maxLines="1" />

Working Code

        <android.support.design.widget.TextInputEditText
            android:id="@+id/first_name"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:digits="abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ- "
            android:ellipsize="end"
            android:hint="@string/first_name"
            android:imeOptions="actionNext"
            android:inputType="textCapWords"
            android:maxLength="35"
            android:maxLines="1"
            android:singleLine="true" />

I’m not a fan of using a deprecated attribute, but for now it seems to get the desired result.

Answer:

single line deprecated so you add below code I think inputType must.

        <EditText 
            android:inputType="text"
            android:maxLines="1"
            android:imeOptions="actionNext" />

Answer:

Finally i have got sure solution for this issue
Just add these 3 lines in your edit text and it will be working fine

        android:maxLines="1"
        android:inputType="text"
        android:imeOptions="actionDone"

Here you can add maxLines according to your requirement. Do not use singleLine as it is deprecated now.
Good luck!

Answer:

android:inputType="text"

You have to specify an inputType in order for imeOptions to function.

Answer:

Key here is to set input type and imeOptions attributes

<EditText 
   android:inputType="number"
   android:maxLines="1"
   android:imeOptions="actionSearch" />

Answer:

Only this worked for me.

Change it:

android:maxLines="1"
android:inputType="text"
android:imeOptions="actionNext"

on that:

android:singleLine="true"
android:inputType="text"
android:imeOptions="actionNext"

Answer:

<EditText
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:id="@+id/auth_register_re_password"
    android:hint="Enter Password Again"
    android:imeActionLabel="login"
    android:gravity="center"
    android:imeOptions="actionUnspecified"
    android:inputType="textPassword"
    android:maxLines="1"/>

Answer:

These three lines are enough.

android:singleLine="true"
android:inputType="text"
android:imeOptions="actionNext"

Answer:

below code is force

android:inputType="text"