Software-based Input Panel

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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3


The software-based input panel functionality in Windows Embedded CE allows target devices that do not have a keyboard to simulate keyboard input by using an input method (IM). Windows Embedded CE implements a software-based input panel architecture that functions through a touch screen. This software-based input panel architecture is an IM that enables an application to accommodate input in multiple forms. If you want to enhance the portability of target devices based on your OS design, you should consider including software-based input panel functionality in your OS design instead of keyboard support. The functionality for selecting between one or more available software-based input panels is incorporated into the standard shell.

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  • User Interface
    Provides information about the user interface, which consists of ways that a user can interact with a Windows Embedded CEā€“based device and its applications.