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Touch keyboard text input sample

Shows how to enable optimized views on the touch keyboard by using input scopes and input types with controls in the WinJS.UI namespace, and with the TextBox and RichEdit Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) controls. Also, this sample demonstrates spell checking by using the spellcheck and IsSpellCheckEnabled properties, and it shows text prediction by using the IsTextPredictionEnabled property.

Note: This sample is part of a large collection of UWP feature samples. If you are unfamiliar with Git and GitHub, you can download the entire collection as a ZIP file, but be sure to unzip everything to access shared dependencies. For more info on working with the ZIP file, the samples collection, and GitHub, see Get the UWP samples from GitHub. For more samples, see the Samples portal on the Windows Dev Center.

The input types shown in this sample are:

  • URL
  • Email
  • Password
  • Number
  • Search
  • Telephone

Note Because of a known issue, the first Scenario in the JS sample does not work properly in Phone - the text controls in the JS sample do not obey the "spellcheck" attribute.

Note The Windows universal samples require Visual Studio 2017 to build and Windows 10 to execute.

To obtain information about Windows 10, go to Windows 10

To obtain information about Microsoft Visual Studio and the tools for developing Windows apps, go to Visual Studio

Related topics


Getting started with apps
Guidelines and checklist for login controls
Guidelines and checklist for touch keyboard
Responding to user interaction



System requirements

Client: Windows 10

Server: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Phone: Windows 10

Build the sample

  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory to which you unzipped the sample. Then go to the subdirectory containing the sample in the language you desire - either C++, C#, or JavaScript. Double-click the Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.

Run the sample

The next steps depend on whether you just want to deploy the sample or you want to both deploy and run it.

Deploying the sample

  • Select Build > Deploy Solution.

Deploying and running the sample

  • To debug the sample and then run it, press F5 or select Debug > Start Debugging. To run the sample without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or select Debug > Start Without Debugging.
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