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Move layouts up when soft keyboard is shown?

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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I have a few elements in a RelativeView with the align bottom attribute set, when the soft keyboard comes up the elements are hidden by the soft keyboard.

I would like them to move up so that if there is enough screen space they are shown above the keyboard, or to make the section above the keyboard scrollable so the user can still see the elements.

Any ideas on how to approach this?

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Yes, check out this article on the Android developers’ site which describes how the framework handles the soft keyboard appearing.

The android:windowSoftInputMode attribute can be used to specify what happens on a per-activity basis: whether the layout is resized or whether it scrolls etc.

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You can also use this code in onCreate() method:

getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_PAN);

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Add in AndroidManifest.xml for your activity:

android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustPan|adjustResize"

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Make changes in the activity of your Manifest file like

windowSoftInputMode="adjustResize"

OR

Make changes in your onCreate() method in the activity class like

getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_PAN);

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similar issue i was facing with my layout which consist scroll view inside.
Whenever i try to select text in EditText,Copy/Cut/Paste action bar gets moved up with below code as such it does not resize layout

android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustPan"

By modifying it to as below

1) AndroidManifest.xml

android:windowSoftInputMode="stateVisible|adjustResize"

2) style.xml file ,in activity style

<item name="android:windowActionBarOverlay">true</item>

It worked.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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In AndroidManifest.xml, don’t forget to set:

 android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustResize"

and for RelativeLayout inside ScrollView ,set :

 android:layout_gravity="center" or android:layout_gravity="bottom" 

it will be okay

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I have found a solution to my problems that it’s pretty same as yours.

First of all, I only have a LinearLayout with 2 elements, an ImageView and a LinearLayout wich contains 2 EditText and one Button, so I needed to keep them separate in full screen without keyboard, and when the keyboard appears they should look closer.

So I added the view between them with the height attribute in 0dp and weight 1, that let me keep my views separate one form each other. and when the keyboard appers, as they don’t have a fix height, they just resize and keep the aspect.

Voila! The layout resize and the distance between my views is the same when the keyboard is or not present.

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I tried a method of Diego Ramírez, it works.
In AndroidManifest:

    <activity
        android:name=".MainActivity"
        android:windowSoftInputMode="stateHidden|adjustResize">
        ...
    </activity>

In activity_main.xml:

<LinearLayout ...
    android:orientation="vertical">

<Space
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="0dp"
    android:layout_weight="1" />

<EditText
    android:id="@+id/edName"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:ems="10"
    android:hint="@string/first_name"
    android:inputType="textPersonName" />

<EditText ...>
...
</LinearLayout>

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There are 3 steps to follow to scroll screen up.

  1. Write in manifest file for your activity:

android:windowSoftInputMode=”adjustResize”

  1. Add following line in oncreate() method of your activity

getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_STATE_VISIBLE|WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_RESIZE);

  1. Then place your whole view in “Scrollview” in XML file like :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ScrollView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:background="@drawable/bg"
    android:layout_height="match_parent" 
   android:orientation="vertical"> 
    <RelativeLayout
         android:layout_width="fill_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_gravity="center" >
        <TextView />
         .........
        <TextView />
        <EditText >
            <requestFocus />
        </EditText>
        <Button />
    </RelativeLayout>
 </ScrollView>

P.S. Don’t forget to add android:layout_gravity=”center” in parent Relative layout.

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Here is full manifest code

<activity
        android:name=".activities.MainActivity"
        android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustResize"
        android:label="@string/app_name">
        <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        </intent-filter>
    </activity>

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for Activity in its oncreate methode insert below line

getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_PAN);

and for fragments in its onCreate method

getActivity().getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_PAN);

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if you are in fragments then you have to add the below code to your onCreate on your activity it solves issue for me

getWindow().setSoftInputMode(WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_STATE_ALWAYS_HIDDEN | WindowManager.LayoutParams.SOFT_INPUT_ADJUST_PAN);