Ios – How to show the keyboard by default in UITextView


I want to create a view that consists solely of a UITextView. When the view is first shown, by default, I'd like the keyboard to be visible and ready for text entry. This way, the user does not have to touch the UITextView first in order to begin editing.

Is this possible? I see the class has a notification called UITextViewTextDidBeginEditingNotification but I'm not sure how to send that, or if that is even the right approach.

Best Solution

to accomplish that just send the becomeFirstResponder message to your UITextField, as follows (assuming you have an outlet called textField, pointing to the field in question):

- (void)viewWillAppear:(BOOL)animated {
    [super viewWillAppear:animated];
    [textField becomeFirstResponder];