Show keyboard when Activity start

i am currently working on a Search Activity, and i need to show the keyboard when this activity is started, and focus to the EditText. and to perform this task its simple just use this code

EditText keywordEdit = (EditText) findViewById(;

InputMethodManager imm = (InputMethodManager) SearchActivity.this.getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);

if(imm != null){ 

hopefully it helps


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