How can I dismiss the on screen keyboard

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I am collecting user input with a TextFormField and when the user presses a FloatingActionButton indicating they are done, I want to dismiss the on screen keyboard.

How do I make the keyboard go away automatically?

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  MyHomePageState createState() => new MyHomePageState();
}

class MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  TextEditingController _controller = new TextEditingController();

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(),
      floatingActionButton: new FloatingActionButton(
        child: new Icon(Icons.send),
        onPressed: () {
          setState(() {
            // send message
            // dismiss on screen keyboard here
            _controller.clear();
          });
        },
      ),
      body: new Container(
        alignment: FractionalOffset.center,
        padding: new EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
        child: new TextFormField(
          controller: _controller,
          decoration: new InputDecoration(labelText: 'Example Text'),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      home: new MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}

void main() {
  runApp(new MyApp());
}

Mar 1, 2023 in Android by Ashwini
• 5,430 points
1,357 views

1 answer to this question.

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To dismiss the on-screen keyboard, you can call the unfocus() method on the FocusNode associated with the TextFormField. Here's how you can modify your code to achieve this:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  MyHomePageState createState() => new MyHomePageState();
}

class MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  TextEditingController _controller = new TextEditingController();
  FocusNode _focusNode = FocusNode();

  @override
  void dispose() {
    _focusNode.dispose();
    super.dispose();
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(),
      floatingActionButton: new FloatingActionButton(
        child: new Icon(Icons.send),
        onPressed: () {
          setState(() {
            // send message
            _focusNode.unfocus(); // dismiss on-screen keyboard
            _controller.clear();
          });
        },
      ),
      body: new Container(
        alignment: FractionalOffset.center,
        padding: new EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
        child: new TextFormField(
          controller: _controller,
          focusNode: _focusNode,
          decoration: new InputDecoration(labelText: 'Example Text'),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      home: new MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}

void main() {
  runApp(new MyApp());
}

In this modified code, we create a FocusNode instance and assign it to the focusNode property of the TextFormField. When the FloatingActionButton is pressed, we call the unfocus() method on the FocusNode instance to dismiss the on-screen keyboard. We also clear the TextEditingController so that the TextFormField is emptied. Finally, we dispose of the FocusNode instance in the dispose() method to release any resources it's holding onto.

answered Mar 1, 2023 by vishalini

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