I bet you get confused why the ListView object does not capture click events at times. Ever thought that maybe the components within each ListView entry contain components that accept input events?

Take for example EditText or a Spinner? If this was a regular TextView, then there will definitely be no problem when it comes to capturing click events in the OnItemClickListener or OnItemLongClickListener().

What you can do to fix this is to set your EditText component to disable events so these such events will be relegated to the ListView.

You can do this by setting android:focusable=”false” and android:focusableInTouchMode=”false” in the XML layout file. Try it and check it out.

You will see that by setting these attributes to false in your EditText, your ListView object can then capture click events.

There are times when we do not want the EditText component to gain focus and have the input keyboard show up.

What I wanted was the input keyboard to only show up when I tap on the EditText component.

Well, there is a solution to this without using code. Just add the attribute android:focusableInTouchMode=”true” in your layout where the EditText is part of and it won’t show the keyboard whenever the Activity starts.

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