react-native-custom-keyboard-kit

React Native Custom Keyboard - Use your own custom keyboard instead of the system keyboard with React Native Custom Keyboard Kit. version downloads license.

react-native-custom-keyboard-kit

Getting started

$ npm install react-native-custom-keyboard-kit --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-custom-keyboard-kit

Manual installation

Android

  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainApplication.java
    • Add import com.reactlibrary.RNCustomKeyboardKitPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
    • Add new RNCustomKeyboardKitPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  2. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-custom-keyboard-kit'
    project(':react-native-custom-keyboard-kit').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir,  '../node_modules/react-native-custom-keyboard-kit/android')
  3. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
    compile project(':react-native-custom-keyboard-kit')

iOS

  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-custom-keyboard-kit and add RNCustomKeyboardKit.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNCustomKeyboardKit.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)<

Usage

Register a component as a custom keyboard kit:

class MyKeyboard extends Component {
  onPress1 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '1');
  }

  onPress2 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '2');
  }

  onPress3 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '3');
  }

  onPress4 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '4');
  }

  onPress5 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '5');
  }

  onPress6 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '6');
  }

  onPress7 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '7');
  }

  onPress8 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '8');
  }

  onPress9 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '9');
  }

  onPressBackSpace = () => {
    backSpace(this.props.tag);
  }

  onPress0= () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '0');
  }

  onPressHideKeyboard = () => {
    hideKeyboard(this.props.tag);
  }

  render() {
    return (
      <View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress1}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                1
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress2}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                2
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress3}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                3
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress4}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                4
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress5}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                5
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress6}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                6
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress7}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                7
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress8}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                8
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress9}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                9
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPressBackSpace}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                &larr;
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress0}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                0
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPressHideKeyboard}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                &crarr;
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

register('price', () => MyKeyboard);

Use CustomTextInput instead of TextInput:

export default class App extends Component<Props> {
  state = {
    value: ''
  }

  onChangeText = text => {
    this.setState({value: text});
  }

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <CustomTextInput
          customKeyboardType="price"
          value={this.state.value}
          onChangeText={this.onChangeText}
          style={styles.input}
        />
      </View>
    );
  }
}

Full usage code

import React, {Component} from 'react';
import {
  Platform,
  StyleSheet,
  Text,
  View,
  NativeModules,
  TouchableOpacity,
  Keyboard,
} from 'react-native';

import { 
  CustomTextInput,
  register,
  insertText,
  backSpace,
  uninstall,
  hideKeyboard,
} from 'react-native-custom-keyboard-kit';

class MyKeyboard extends Component {
  onPress1 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '1');
  }

  onPress2 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '2');
  }

  onPress3 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '3');
  }

  onPress4 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '4');
  }

  onPress5 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '5');
  }

  onPress6 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '6');
  }

  onPress7 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '7');
  }

  onPress8 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '8');
  }

  onPress9 = () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '9');
  }

  onPressBackSpace = () => {
    backSpace(this.props.tag);
  }

  onPress0= () => {
    insertText(this.props.tag, '0');
  }

  onPressHideKeyboard = () => {
    hideKeyboard(this.props.tag);
  }

  render() {
    return (
      <View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress1}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                1
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress2}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                2
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress3}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                3
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress4}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                4
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress5}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                5
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress6}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                6
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress7}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                7
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress8}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                8
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress9}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                9
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
        <View style={{flexDirection: "row"}}>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPressBackSpace}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                &larr;
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPress0}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                0
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
          <View style={styles.button}>
            <TouchableOpacity onPress={this.onPressHideKeyboard}>
              <Text style={styles.buttonLabel}>
                &crarr;
              </Text>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

register('price', () => MyKeyboard);

type Props = {};
export default class App extends Component<Props> {
  state = {
    value: ''
  }

  onChangeText = text => {
    this.setState({value: text});
  }

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <CustomTextInput
          customKeyboardType="price"
          value={this.state.value}
          onChangeText={this.onChangeText}
          style={styles.input}
        />
      </View>
    );
  }
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#F5FCFF',
  },
  input: {
    backgroundColor: "#ffffff",
    borderWidth: 1,
    borderColor: "grey",
    width: 270,
    fontSize: 19,
  },
  buttonLabel: {
    borderWidth: 0.5,
    borderColor: "#d6d7da",
    padding: 10,
    textAlign: "center",
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    paddingTop: 13,
    paddingBottom: 13,
    fontSize: 20,
  },
  button: {
    width: "33.333333333%",
  },
});

You can find the source code here.

API

Function Description
register(type, type) Register a custom keyboard type.
install(tag, type) Install custom keyboard to a TextInput. Generally you can use CustomTextInput instead of this. But you can use this API to install/change custom keyboard dynamically.
uninstall(tag) Uninstall custom keyboard from a TextInput dynamically.
insertText(tag, text) Use in a custom keyboard, insert text to TextInput.
backSpace(tag) Use in a custom keyboard, delete selected text or the charactor before cursor.
doDelete(tag) Use in a custom keyboard, delete selected text or the charactor after cursor.
moveLeft(tag) Use in a custom keyboard, move cursor to selection start or move cursor left.
moveRight(tag) Use in a custom keyboard, move cursor to selection end or move cursor right.
hideKeyboard(tag) Hide a custom keyboard.
switchSystemKeyboard(tag) Use in a custom keyboard. Switch to system keyboard. Next time user press or focus on the TextInput, custom keyboard will appear again. To keep using system keyboard, call uninstall instead.
CustomTextInput Use instead of TextInput, this component support all properties of TextInput.
prop: customKeyboardType: string Use a registered custom keyboard.

Wrap Up

If you think any of the react-native-custom-keyboard-kit can be improved, please do open a PR with any updates and submit any issues. Also, I will continue to improve this, so you might want to watch/star this repository to revisit.

Contribution

We'd love to have your helping hand on contributions to react-native-custom-keyboard-kit by forking and sending a pull request!

Your contributions are heartily ♡ welcome, recognized and appreciated. (✿◠‿◠)

How to contribute:

License

The MIT License License: MIT