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

christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch
Tue Jan 28 17:07:40 UTC 2014

Hi Pekka

thanks, that's it!

Now using Qt.inputMethod.show() I have found this documented as a 4.8  
to 5.0 change.


I think it would be helpful if the Silica documentation of the  
TextArea component also referred to the SoftwareInputPanel and  



Zitat von "Pekka Vuorela" <pekka.vuorela at jolla.com>:

> 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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