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Developing C# Apps for iPhone and iPad Using MonoTouch: iOS Apps Development for .NET Developers by Bryan Costanich

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Chapter 10. Working with Keyboards

iOS devices are equipped with software keyboards that automatically appear onscreen when a control that can receive text input receives focus. Additionally, all iDevices support hardware keyboards via Bluetooth or the 30pin accessory connector. When a hardware keyboard is attached to an iPad, users can configure the onscreen (software) keyboard to not show.

There are three main tasks associated with the onscreen keyboard:

  • Configuring the correct keyboard

  • Scrolling to the input control

  • Dismissing the keyboard when editing is finished

In this chapter, we're going to examine all three of these items, plus show you how to customize the keyboard. First, let's take a look at the different types of keyboards and text input ...

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