[SailfishDevel] Interacting with the Sailfish Software Input Panel from code

Pekka Vuorela pekka.vuorela at jolla.com
Tue Jan 28 16:25:14 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-01-28 at 17:14 +0100, christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch wrote:
> Hi all
> Is there any way to interact with the Jolla Software Input Panel  
> (Visual Keyboard9 from Code?
> i.e.
> Are any signals emitted when it opens / closes?
> Are there any methods to open and close it?
> Harmattan had things like panelOpen and closeSoftwareInputPanel();
> So far in Sailfish all I have found is that from a QML TextArea  
> element onClicked and onFocusChanged are emitted, giving an indirect  
> indication that the keyboard has opened.

QInputMethod class, QGuiApplication::inputMethod(), and in QML
Qt.inputMethod.show()/hide() etc.

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