KOKeyboard is an iOS drop-in component that adds a new row of keys to the default on-screen keyboard. It consists of swipe buttons with all common symbols, punctuation and brackets, and a special navigation key. It was developed for Kodiak PHP, an app which allows you to write and run PHP code directly on the iPad.
A swipe button has 5 symbols on it. If you simply tap it, it will produce the middle symbol. However if you swipe it (tap-and-drag) towards one of the corners, it will produce the symbol in that corner.
The navigation key (the middle one with a circle on it) allows you to navigate in the text by moving the cursor in a direction where you drag. If you drag the navigation key, the cursor will move the same way as you drag. If you double tap and drag it will start selecting text from your current position.
We included a demo project that shows how to use the component.
First you should have a simple UITextView. To use this component, include the header file
KOKeyboardRow.h in the top of your source code:
Then when you have a UITextView, simply call the static method
UITextView *textView = [[UITextView alloc] initWithFrame:self.view.bounds]; textView.text = @"some text..."; [self.view addSubview:textView]; [KOKeyboardRow applyToTextView:textView];
You will see the additional keyboard after the UITextView gets focus, if you want to do that programmatically, just do this:
And that's it!
This product is free and open source and it is distributed under the MIT License. See the file
LICENSE for the complete text of the license.