WindowInsets Handling & Keyboard Animations

Jul 20 2021 Kotlin 1.5.10, Android 11, Android Studio 4.1.3 and Android Studio Arctic Fox Canary 12

Part 2: Keyboard Handling in Jetpack Compose

7. Read the Keyboard Visibility

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In the past episodes, you’ve seen how to read the keyboard properties and animate it as well as the surrounding views. Now you’ll see the same functionalities but in Jetpack Compose. Compose is the new Android toolkit for building native UI. You no longer use XML and findViewById calls to access a view.

val keyboardVisible = LocalWindowInsets.current.ime.isVisible
val active = remember { mutableStateOf(keyboardVisible) }
val focusRequester = FocusRequester()
.focusRequester(focusRequester)
DisposableEffect(Unit) {
  focusRequester.requestFocus()
  onDispose { }
}
val keyboardController = LocalSoftwareKeyboardController.current
keyboardController?.hide()