Keyboard​Capabilities Keyboard​Capabilities Keyboard​Capabilities Class


Supports the ability to determine the capabilities of any connected hardware keyboards.

public : sealed class KeyboardCapabilities : IKeyboardCapabilitiespublic sealed class KeyboardCapabilities : IKeyboardCapabilitiesPublic NotInheritable Class KeyboardCapabilities Implements IKeyboardCapabilities
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The Device Capabilities Sample demonstrates how to detect the presence of input devices and retrieve the capabilities and attributes of each device.

The following code shows how to create an instance of this class, and use it to determine if a keyboard is present.

function getKeyboardCapabilities() {
  var keyboardCapabilities = new Windows.Devices.Input.KeyboardCapabilities();
  id("keyboardPresent").innerHTML = keyboardCapabilities.KeyboardPresent;


KeyboardCapabilities() KeyboardCapabilities() KeyboardCapabilities()

Initializes a new instance of the KeyboardCapabilities class.

public : KeyboardCapabilities()public KeyboardCapabilities()Public Sub New()
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KeyboardPresent KeyboardPresent KeyboardPresent

Gets a value that indicates whether a device identifying itself as a keyboard is detected.

public : int KeyboardPresent { get; }public int KeyboardPresent { get; }Public ReadOnly Property KeyboardPresent As int
int int int

Returns 1 if a device identifying itself as a keyboard is detected. Otherwise, returns 0.

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