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KeyboardDevice Class

Abstract class that represents a keyboard device.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public abstract class KeyboardDevice : InputDevice
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

The KeyboardDevice supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

For keyboard related input, use the Keyboard class. The Keyboard class represents the keyboard to an application and provides methods, properties, and events that reflect the state of the keyboard.

The Keyboard class delegates to the appropriate KeyboardDevice.

Each InputDevice object represents one particular input device. For example, if there are two mice, there will be two InputDevice objects.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0