Software-based Input Panel

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The Software-based Input Panel functionality in Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 allows target devices that do not have a keyboard to simulate keyboard input by using an input method (IM). Windows CE implements a software-based input panel (SIP) architecture that functions through a touch screen. This SIP 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 SIP functionality in your OS design instead of keyboard support. The functionality for selecting between one or more available SIPs is incorporated into the standard shell.

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Software-based Input Panel OS Design Development
Provides information about the modules and components that implement the SIP and related sysgen information.
Software-Based Input Panel Application Development
Describes the SIP architecture and the SIP programming methods available in Windows CE.
Software-Based Input Panel Registry Settings
Provides information necessary to configure the behavior of the SIP.
Software-based Input Panel Migration
Provides information to consider when you migrate this functionality from one version of Windows CE to another.
Software-based Input Panel Security
Provides security information about this functionality and best practices for implementation.
Software-based Input Panel Samples
Provides examples that use the SIP programming elements in applications.
Software-Based Input Panel Reference
Provides a description of the SIP programming elements.

Related Sections

User Interface
Provides information about the User Interface, which consists of ways that a user can interact with a Windows CE-based device and its applications.

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