How to show the numeric keypad

I read several other posts and using input.setInputType(TYPE_NUMBER_FLAG_DECIMAL); does open the keyboard but its not the numeric keyboard

Is there a trick to this?

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    android:inputType="number" inside your xml file

    Edit: “Number” does not work, changed to “number” (lowercase N)

    a) in xml


    b) in code

    EditText editView = new EditText(this);
    editView.setKeyListener(new DigitsKeyListener());

    In your xml, you have to do this:


    In your code, do:



    InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager)getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
    imm.showSoftInput(editText, InputMethodManager.SHOW_IMPLICIT);

    Took me many days to figure this out. I even tried editText.performClick(); Not working.

    To pop up a numeric keyboard on start of the activity i used following steps:

    Created edit text field in layout as:

            ...  />

    In function onCreate() show soft keyboard

    InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager) getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);

    Most important is to give focus to edit text in onResume method.

        public void onResume() {
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