Is there a popup soft keyboard in the Android emulator?
As a noob I wrote an app with lots of layout screens and it worked OK in emulation but when I ran it on my Droid Incredible the soft keyboard popping up changed the layout of a LinearLayout I was using - shoving some elements aside and changing the height of others! I fixed it by adding android:windowSoftInputMode="adjustPan” to the Activity element of the manifest but I really would have preferred to discover this problem in emulation and not on a real phone.
So, is there a popup soft keyboard in the Emulator and if so how do I invoke it?
yes there is, you only need to click on an EditText box with your mouse and it will open.
Yes, of course. You can go to the emulator's edit page, do not choose the "Use handware keyboard".