UIKeyboard style other than default

Discussion in 'iOS 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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