1. tfurnivall's Avatar
    Most of the software I use (MS) can tell when the physical keyboard is attached, and does not pop=up the virtual keyboard. However there is one software which seems to be unaware of how to handle this, and every time a new dialog box opens, or a new draw request is made, the virtual keyboard pops up,and covers 80% of the screen!

    Intuition says that there must be some testable function - Is there areal keyboard attached to the Surface Pro 3 (this could be the type cover,or a USB connected keyboard)? Is anyone aware of this - and further, is there any Programming Guide to the Internals of the Surface hardware?

    Thanks,

    Tony
    03-14-2019 11:25 AM
  2. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    This probably won't help, but the OSK is also controlled via a registry key value. Maybe your app can work with that and make it so that the respective registry key to show the OSK is not triggered.

    https://www.technipages.com/enable-d...creen-keyboard
    03-15-2019 07:20 AM
  3. tfurnivall's Avatar
    Thanks, Ryujingt3

    You learn something new every day.I didn't realize that Win10 had a virtual/on-screen keyboard lurking in the background. Unfortunately my Surface is using Win 8.something or other.

    Do you know how long the OSK has been around?

    Tony
    03-15-2019 08:49 AM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Thanks, Ryujingt3

    You learn something new every day.I didn't realize that Win10 had a virtual/on-screen keyboard lurking in the background. Unfortunately my Surface is using Win 8.something or other.

    Do you know how long the OSK has been around?

    Tony
    Hi Tony @tfurnivall. Windows 8 also has an on-screen keyboard too.

    https://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-use-screen-keyboard

    I am not sure what programming language you are using, but if it is C#, this may help:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...sharp-winforms
    03-16-2019 07:34 AM

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