Android – Why can I type into a disabled EditText

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If I disable an EditText widget using

editText.setEnabled(false);

I can still type into it using the on-screen input method (in both the emulator and on the G1). Is this intended? How can I workaround this issue?

Best Solution

I notice that you can't activate the on-screen keyboard by tapping on a disabled EditText, and also the DEL key doesn't work, so this looks like a bug to me. I filed it as issue 2771 in the Android issue tracker.