Programming for iPad / Tablets ...

Hey all.

I have a web application and I need to add support for tablets such as iPad. The main issue is the popup keyboard: I need to disable it.

Is this possible? I've seen (via Google) some work arounds but nothing that seems "dependable".

The application is not a "web app", it is simply a web based app using normal HTML, Javascript etc.

Basically, when a user clicks on an input field, I want to prevent the default behavior of the keyboard popping up.

Any ideas?
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tdlewisConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I think the only way to achieve the effect you want is to have the "input field" not actually be an HTML input field. You could have it be a div that gets updated as the user presses the buttons and then copied into a hidden field on your form before the form is submitted.
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tdlewisCommented:
If the keyboard does not pop up, the user won't be able to type in the input field.
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WebspeederAuthor Commented:
i have keys on the screen for input.
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tdlewisCommented:
Do you have a sample web page that shows this behavior?
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WebspeederAuthor Commented:
It's an internal application.

Basically, I have buttons on the screen for touch screen type devices. I developed it 4 years ago for a "tablet PC" device. Now I need to support iPads.

If I can, I'd like to "adapt what I've got" but will probably end up developing screens specifically designed for iPad.
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tdlewisCommented:
Can you post a screenshot? I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around what you're trying to do.
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WebspeederAuthor Commented:
In the lower right corner there will be letters above the numbers. The main issue is when there are items displayed on the screen. WHat happens is 1 - X items are displayed and when the user types a quantity and hits <enter>, it goes to the next line, selecting / focusing on the qty to be entered.

With an iPad, when trying to enter the quantity and going to the next line, the iPad popup keyboard covers up half the page so you can't "walk down the screen".

The idea is speed in entering items to be place on an order.
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WebspeederAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I thought about that but decided against it.
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WebspeederAuthor Commented:
I'll probably just develop a screen for iPad / Tablets. It would be cleaner that way.
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