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BaseKeyListener

public abstract class BaseKeyListener
extends MetaKeyKeyListener implements KeyListener

java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.text.method.MetaKeyKeyListener
     ↳ android.text.method.BaseKeyListener
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Abstract base class for key listeners. Provides a basic foundation for entering and editing text. Subclasses should override onKeyDown(View, Editable, int, KeyEvent) and onKeyUp(View, Editable, int, KeyEvent) to insert characters as keys are pressed.

As for all implementations of KeyListener, this class is only concerned with hardware keyboards. Software input methods have no obligation to trigger the methods in this class.

Summary

Inherited constants

From class android.text.method.MetaKeyKeyListener

Public constructors

BaseKeyListener()

Public methods

boolean backspace(View view, Editable content, int keyCode, KeyEvent event)

Performs the action that happens when you press the KEYCODE_DEL key in a TextView.

boolean forwardDelete(View view, Editable content, int keyCode, KeyEvent event)

Performs the action that happens when you press the KEYCODE_FORWARD_DEL key in a TextView.

boolean onKeyDown(View view, Editable content, int keyCode, KeyEvent event)

Handles presses of the meta keys.

boolean onKeyOther(View view, Editable content, KeyEvent event)

Base implementation handles ACTION_MULTIPLE KEYCODE_UNKNOWN by inserting the event's text into the content.

Inherited methods

From class android.text.method.MetaKeyKeyListener
From class java.lang.Object
From interface android.text.method.KeyListener

Public constructors

BaseKeyListener

Added in API level 1
BaseKeyListener ()

Public methods

backspace

Added in API level 1
boolean backspace (View view, 
                Editable content, 
                int keyCode, 
                KeyEvent event)

Performs the action that happens when you press the KEYCODE_DEL key in a TextView. If there is a selection, deletes the selection; otherwise, deletes the character before the cursor, if any; ALT+DEL deletes everything on the line the cursor is on.

Parameters
view View
content Editable
keyCode int
event KeyEvent
Returns
boolean true if anything was deleted; false otherwise.

forwardDelete

Added in API level 11
boolean forwardDelete (View view, 
                Editable content, 
                int keyCode, 
                KeyEvent event)

Performs the action that happens when you press the KEYCODE_FORWARD_DEL key in a TextView. If there is a selection, deletes the selection; otherwise, deletes the character before the cursor, if any; ALT+FORWARD_DEL deletes everything on the line the cursor is on.

Parameters
view View
content Editable
keyCode int
event KeyEvent
Returns
boolean true if anything was deleted; false otherwise.

onKeyDown

Added in API level 1
boolean onKeyDown (View view, 
                Editable content, 
                int keyCode, 
                KeyEvent event)

Handles presses of the meta keys.

Parameters
view View
content Editable
keyCode int
event KeyEvent
Returns
boolean

onKeyOther

Added in API level 3
boolean onKeyOther (View view, 
                Editable content, 
                KeyEvent event)

Base implementation handles ACTION_MULTIPLE KEYCODE_UNKNOWN by inserting the event's text into the content.

Parameters
view View
content Editable
event KeyEvent
Returns
boolean
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