how to get soft keyboard on win10 at surface pro

weiluo 1 Reputation point
2021-09-16T07:22:57.52+00:00

Our software is a desktop application. At present, when running on the surface pro, the edit control will automatically pop up the soft keyboard when it gets the input focus, but some other windows also need to input text. When they get the focus, they will not automatically pop up the soft keyboard.

So what can we do to make these windows pop up the soft keyboard (similar to edit control) when we need to input?

Thanks!

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points
    2021-09-16T14:12:11.73+00:00

    Hello @weiluo

    This can be solved with a simple "education" on the user side on how soft keyboard works, to call in the Soft Keyboard by holding the Windows key and then spacebar (to rotate input method) or in touch screen by tapping the keyboard icon on the bar. This will bring the keyboard when no input focus is detected.

    This are "modern" controls that we should get used in the near future as part of computer usage.

    Best regards,

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  2. weiluo 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-17T02:45:36.57+00:00

    How to realize automatic pop-up soft keyboard? In addition to this manual mode, is there a programming mode to automatically pop up this soft keyboard
    thanks!

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