How to hide virtual keyboard in android using Java?

Published on May 5, 2016 by abundantcode

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There are times when you want to hide the virtual keyboard in android. You can easily do that using the InputMethodManager.

How to hide virtual keyboard in android using Java ?

Just call the hideSoftInputFromWindow method of the InputMethodManager class by passing the token of the current window that contains the focussed view. Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the usage of InputMethodManager to hide the virtual keyboard in java.

View currentView = this.getCurrentFocus();
if (currentView != null) {  
    InputMethodManager inputManager = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
    inputManager.hideSoftInputFromWindow(currentView.getWindowToken(), 0);
}

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