How to change the keyboard layout of a UWP app? [Xamarin Forms] RRS feed

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  • I am working on a Xamarin Forms app which I want to deploy on Windows (UWP). The current problem I am trying to solve is to set the keyboard layout on an "Entry". According to the docs [1] the only change I have to make is to add a "keyboard" property in the Entry <g class="gr_ gr_13 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="13" id="13">xaml</g> code like that:

         <Entry Keyboard="Numeric" />

    That does work fine in Windows Mobile Emulator and the keyboard does change as soon as I click on the entry. However, when I run the project on a surface pro tablet (UWP) the layout of the keyboard does not change at all. I would appreciate a suggestion please! :) 


    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:08 AM

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  • Hi Georgi Koemdzhiev

    Since the problem is more related to Xamarin and it is not in the scope of this forum, I suggest that you could ask about this in the official Xamarin Froum.

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:54 AM