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Is there a way to hide the keyboard when an input field is selected? I'm using an android device with a barcode scanner. When the focus is on the input field, I want the keyboard to stay hidden.
To close the keyboard you can use sap.m.closeKeyboard(); or you can use other keyboard plugin in phonegap.build.
What device are you using ?
There is other possibilities depending on your device. For Motorola devices we have used a DataWedge plugin, so no focus in the field is required. This gives you an API controlled event handling and the datatransfer from scanner to your App will be a lot faster.