Sliding drawer layout with EditText handle

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am making a Inventory system on android and i am stuck with the search module. I am planning to make a listview with a slidingdrawer and i want the handle of the sliding drawer to be my search input. The problem is i have an edittext handle and i set my slidingdrawer:allowsingletap="false" but when i tap/click on the handle the keyboard is not showing. is there any solution to achieve this? Here is the code snippet of my xml file. <SlidingDrawer android:id="@+id/slidingDrawer1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:allowSingleTap (HowTos)