We have built some Open UI development on top of the standard Work manager 6.2.
Work Manager 6.2
SMP 3.0 sp10 pl07
SDK: SMP3.0 sp11 pl04
Device: Windows 8 tablet Panasonic FZ-G1
For one of these developments, when the user clicks on a button, it opens a new OpenUI screen with a focus on a text field.
If I correctly understand, it is a standard behavior that the virtual keyboard is displayed when focusing on a text field. However, since this field will be populated using a barcode scanner (manual input using the keyboard is still an option but not the preferred one) the business would like to keep the keyboard hidden when focusing on this field.
In the open UI code, I cannot really see how and where I could achieve this. Please also take into account that I want to keep the focus on this field, since I want that the user can use it without selecting this field first.
Could you please advise on how I should proceed to achieve this?
Many thanks in advance for your feedback!
Since this is an Open UI control you should have full control over the behavior. Based on your description, I would probably not have the focus on the text field and leave the standard behavior in place. When you scan the value it will populate the field automatically (no focus needed) but if the user has to manually input the value they tap into the field which then brings up the keyboard to enter the value.