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Android CommitContentSampleApp Sample

This sample demonstrates how to write an application which accepts rich content (such as images) sent from a keyboard using the Commit Content API.


Users often want to communicate with emojis, stickers, and other kinds of rich content. In previous versions of Android, soft keyboards (input method editors or IMEs) could send only unicode emoji to apps. For rich content (such as images), apps had to either build app-specific APIs that couldn't be used in other apps or use workarounds like sending images through the Easy Share Action or the clipboard.

Now in Android 7.1 (API 25), the Android SDK includes the Commit Content API, which provides a universal way for IMEs to send images and other rich content directly to a text editor in an app. The API is also available in the v13 Support Library (ver. 25.0), supporting devices as early as Android 3.2 (API 13).

With this API, you can build messaging apps that accept rich content from any keyboard, as well as keyboards that can send rich content to any app.


  • Android SDK 27
  • Android Build Tools v27.0.2
  • Android Support Repository



Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


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