Visualizing InputScopes

by kirupa  |  30 October 2010

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In the Optimizing the On-Screen Keyboard tutorial, you learned how to use Expression Blend to set the InputScope property on a TextBox to influence what kind of key layout would appear on your on-screen keyboard.

As you can tell, there are a lot of InputScopes that you can select from:

[ that's a boatload of InputScopes! ]

Wouldn't it be great if you knew what kind of keyboard layout you might get with each InputScope without having to set each one and previewing in the emulator? Well, that is where this article comes in. Here, you will be able to put a face to each InputScope available to you.

  Default

  Chat

  EmailUserName & EmailSmtpAddress

  LogOnName

  Number

  OneChar

  Password

  Search

  Text

  Url

  AddressCity

  AddressCountryName

  AddressCountryShortName

  AddressStateOrProvince

  AddressStreet

  PostalAddress

  PostalCode

  Date

  DateDayName

  DateMonthName

 PersonaFullName, PersonalGivenName, PersonalMiddleName, PersonalMiddleName, PersonalNamePrefix, PersonalNameSuffix, PersonalSurname:

  NameOrPhoneNumber

 TelephoneAreaCode, TelephoneCountryCode, TelphoneLocalNumber, TelephoneNumber

  FileName, FullFilePath

 

Conclusion
This tutorial is more of a reference, and I hope you found it useful - if anything, for trivial purposes to learn what the various keyboard layouts look like.

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