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Removing keys from on screen keyboard

We have a Windows 10 IOT Kiosk application that will be used primarily in a touchscreen environment. We want to remove the emoticons (and possibly limit other keys) from the on screen keyboard, is that possible?

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The keyboard filter only blocks the Windows hot keys. Probably best to create your own onscreen keyboard solution.

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Thanks for pointing me to the keyboard filter. I did some reading on the example script:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/enterprise/keyboardfilter-add-blocked-key-combinations

It looks like you can block single keys. Once I had the emoticon panel key code, I think I could use the keyboard filter to block it, or am I mis-reading the documentation?

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The default keys are the hot keys that can be set allow/block: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/enterprise/keyboardfilter-key-names. The documents say you can create custom keys so in theory you could get the emoji code and have it do nothing. I have not tested the feature. At least, this give you another option. Before Keyboard filter was available, I created a keyboard filter service that would block hot keys. The trick is knowing the VK code. There might be tools out there for this.

Regards,

Sean Liming


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