Keyboard

Cordova Keyboard Plugin
torando0.1.20
platforms: ios
$ cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.labs.keyboard

Note: This is a mirror of the keyboards plugin, which lives in the cordova-plugins repo. I've extracted it into its own repo so that I can cordova plugin add an up-to-date version of the plugin. No changes (aside from this text you're reading) have been made.

Keyboard

The Keyboard object provides some functions to customize the iOS keyboard.

This plugin has only been tested in Cordova 3.2 or greater, and its use in previous Cordova versions is not recommended (potential conflict with keyboard customization code present in the core in previous Cordova versions).

If you do use this plugin in an older Cordova version (again, not recommended), you have to make sure the HideKeyboardFormAccessoryBar and KeyboardShrinksView preference values are always false, and only use the API functions to turn things on/off.

This plugin supports the HideKeyboardFormAccessoryBar (boolean) and KeyboardShrinksView (boolean) preferences in config.xml.

Methods

  • Keyboard.shrinkView
  • Keyboard.hideFormAccessoryBar
  • Keyboard.disableScrollingInShrinkView

Properties

  • Keyboard.isVisible

Events

  • Keyboard.onshow
  • Keyboard.onhide
  • Keyboard.onshowing
  • Keyboard.onhiding

Permissions

config.xml

        <feature name="Keyboard">
            <param name="ios-package" value="CDVKeyboard" onload="true" />
        </feature>

Keyboard.shrinkView

Shrink the WebView when the keyboard comes up.

Keyboard.shrinkView(true);

Description

Set to true to shrink the WebView when the keyboard comes up. The WebView shrinks instead of the viewport shrinking and the page scrollable. This applies to apps that position their elements relative to the bottom of the WebView. This is the default behaviour on Android, and makes a lot of sense when building apps as opposed to webpages.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Quick Example

Keyboard.shrinkView(true);
Keyboard.shrinkView(false);

Keyboard.hideFormAccessoryBar

Hide the keyboard toolbar.

Keyboard.hideFormAccessoryBar(true);

Description

Set to true to hide the additional toolbar that is on top of the keyboard. This toolbar features the Prev, Next, and Done buttons.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Quick Example

Keyboard.hideFormAccessoryBar(true);
Keyboard.hideFormAccessoryBar(false);

Keyboard.disableScrollingInShrinkView

Disable scrolling when the the WebView is shrunk.

Keyboard.disableScrollingInShrinkView(true);

Description

Set to true to disable scrolling when the WebView is shrunk.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Quick Example

Keyboard.disableScrollingInShrinkView(true);
Keyboard.disableScrollingInShrinkView(false);

Keyboard.isVisible

Determine if the keyboard is visible.

if (Keyboard.isVisible) {
    // do something
}

Description

Read this property to determine if the keyboard is visible.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Keyboard.automaticScrollToTopOnHiding

Specifies whenether content of page would be autoamtically scrolled to the top of the page when keyboard is hiding.

Keyboard.automaticScrollToTopOnHiding = true;

Description

Set this to true if you need that page scroll to beginning when keyboard is hiding. This is allows to fix issue with elements declared with position: fixed, after keyboard is hiding.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Keyboard.onshow

If defined, this function fired when keyboard fully shown.

Keyboard.onshow = function () {
    // Describe your logic which will be run each time keyboard is shown.
}

Description

Attach handler to this event to be able to receive notification when keyboard is shown.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Keyboard.onhide

If defined, this function fired when keyboard fully closed.

Keyboard.onhide = function () {
    // Describe your logic which will be run each time keyboard is closed.
}

Description

Attach handler to this event to be able to receive notification when keyboard is closed.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Keyboard.onshowing

If defined, this function fired before keyboard will be shown.

Keyboard.onshowing = function () {
    // Describe your logic which will be run each time when keyboard is about to be shown.
}

Description

Attach handler to this event to be able to receive notification when keyboard is about to be shown on the screen.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS

Keyboard.onhiding

If defined, this function fired when keyboard fully closed.

Keyboard.onhiding = function () {
    // Describe your logic which will be run each time when keyboard is about to be closed.
}

Description

Attach handler to this event to be able to receive notification when keyboard is about to be closed.

Supported Platforms

  • iOS