Android: How to float a row above the soft keyboard
Last time, I explained how to fix resizing and scrolling on Android, see blog post here.
Now, I wanted to have a fixed “menu” row on the screen at all times, similar to how the contacts app works:
Not too hard. I knew that I would want a
RelativeLayout with a
ScrollView inside as well as another view which would contain my buttons.
When the soft keyboard is closed, I want the app to look like this:
And when an
EditText is selected, I want it to look like this:
Well, with my code as it currently is suggested, I would have a
RelativeLayout containing a
ScrollView and a
TableLayout. So far so good. However, this is what it ends up looking like:
Searching around, I ultimately discovered that I needed to add two different tags. The first to my
android:layout_above="@+id/myID". The other, on the
android:layout_alignParentBottom="true". Using both of these, you get the correct effect. However, if either are missing, you can end up with some stuff you don’t want.
Hope this helps.