iOS devices are equipped with software keyboards that automatically appear onscreen when a control that can receive text input receives focus. Additionally, all iDevices support hardware keyboards via Bluetooth or the 30pin accessory connector. When a hardware keyboard is attached to an iPad, users can configure the onscreen (software) keyboard to not show.
There are three main tasks associated with the onscreen keyboard:
Configuring the correct keyboard
Scrolling to the input control
Dismissing the keyboard when editing is finished
In this chapter, we're going to examine all three of these items, plus show you how to customize the keyboard. First, let's take a look at the different types of keyboards and text input ...