How to dismiss keyboard on mobile

Klaus major-k klaus at
Wed May 9 15:36:43 EDT 2018

Hi Swami,

> Am 09.05.2018 um 21:21 schrieb Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> On mobile
> I have a UI (for searching audio)
> where:
> 1) user make a text selection (search box)
> 2) need to dismiss the keyboard (having made the text selection, which remains)
> 3) so she can choose some other radio buttons: like "Title" or "Sub-title" or "Genre"  (this is a audio/music search UI)
> How to get rid of the keyboard? And let the user can keep going in the UI while field keeps the data, until "submit" or clicks "search"
> On iOS is see a control for keyboard search where word "Done" appears above/right of the keyboard. You click it, the keyboard disappears
> Can we hack that UI in Livecode? There must be some way to make the keyboard disappear -- without triggering any other action.
> Putting this in the field does not help.
> on returnKey
>   closeField
>   exitField
> end returnKey
> # does nothing: one would expect the field to lose focus/keyboard goes away.

focus on nothing
does the trick.

> br



Klaus Major
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