Custom Keyboard working with external usb device

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by jtaj, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. jtaj

    jtaj Member Licensed User

    I have a barcode scanner plugged into my tablet using a usbtg cable to make the tablet act as a receiver of data. The scanner acts basically like a keyboard. Most of my app is scanning data, but there will have to be some edittext entry.

    My problem is that because there is a keyboard plugged in, I believe it thinks there is an external keyboard and therefore won't put up a keyboard for me to type with. The default keyboards would be fine for now, although I would like to make custom keyboards in the future.

    So how to do I force the keyboard to come up.

    Teresa
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Have you tried to show the keyboard with the IME library?
     
  3. jtaj

    jtaj Member Licensed User

    I just made my own simple keyboard and I make it visible on the main layout when it is needed. :)

    Thanks!
     
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