UIKeyboard style other than default

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by arnieterm, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    Hi all
    Is it possible to show the Keyboard in a style other than the default/alert. I need to show the keyboard with background color different than what is supported. Though creating a custom keyboard view will solve this problem but it will eat up a lot of time.
    Can anybody suggest?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2007
    San José
    The keyboard is private API. I wouldn't try customizing it if you plan on uploading the app to Apple.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Interestingly enough, Jumsoft's Money app uses a completely customized UIKeyboard (its completely wood-grain textured) but my observation after playing around with the app is that they haven't used any private APIs but have simply re-implemented UIKeyboard from the ground up which IMO is a terrible idea.

    Just one clue that led me to this conclusion is that double-tap shift for caps lock doesn't work which also highlights why trying to re-implement native widgets will only lead to mistakes.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    Yes Luke Redpath by custom I mean the same thing that you have mentioned in your reply. Its time consuming but will give good result in the end. I am not looking at UIKeyboard class internals because that is annoying for apple.

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