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    Prevent mobile phone keyboard from activating when interacting with date-field.

    Asked by MaidCrew on November 27, 2016 at 04:08 PM

    In my DateTime Options settings, I have Calendar Pop-Up toggled to "ON" in order to "Display a date picker when interacting with the field". 

    Since I selected to have the Date Picker show when interacting with the field (and by doing so, user can tap a date to select) is there a way to prevent the keyboard on a mobile phone from activating?

    If a calendar / date picker pops up then the user will tap to select a date..... the keyboard popup is therefore unnecessary and actually gets in the way of the users input experience. Can the keyboard popup be deactivated or prevented from opening when user interacts with the field?

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    https://form.jotform.com/61794097469170

    Date Picker DateTime Calendar Popup CSS mobile keyboard popup
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    Answered by BDAVID on November 27, 2016 at 04:32 PM

    I was searching for a way to do this, but it seems this could be possible to accomplish through JavaScript or JQuery: 

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7610758/prevent-iphone-default-keyboard-when-focusing-an-input 

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10940287/html-mobile-forcing-the-soft-keyboard-to-hide 

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3539292/ipad-web-application-how-do-i-prevent-the-keyboard-from-popping-up-on-jquery-da 

    Unfortunately, our form builder does not accept any script code for security purposes, so if you need to accomplish this, you will need to download the full source code of your form, and implement the proper coding to accomplish it, and upload the full source code of your form to your own server. 

    Open a new thread if you need anything else, we will be glad to assist you.

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    Answered by MaidCrew on November 27, 2016 at 04:40 PM

    Thanks again BDavid! I appreciate you looking into the viability of whether this was doable or not.