Input​Scope Input​Scope Input​Scope Class


Represents information related to the data provided by an input method.

public sealed class InputScope : DependencyObject, IInputScopepublic sealed class InputScope : DependencyObject, IInputScopePublic NotInheritable Class InputScope Inherits DependencyObject Implements IInputScope
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

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An input method (or Input Method Editor (IME)) specifies how data, such as keyboard strokes, mouse movements, or speech dictation is recognized as input. This provides users with the ability to specify characters and symbols that are not displayed on their input devices. For example, languages that have more graphemes (a unit of text displayed as a single character) than there are keys on the keyboard.

The input scope indicates the expected input so that the XAML framework can display an appropriately formatted touch keyboard (or Soft Input Panel (SIP)). The input scope does not perform any validation, and does not prevent the user from providing any input through a hardware keyboard or otherwise.


InputScope() InputScope() InputScope()

Initializes a new instance of the InputScope class.

public InputScope()public InputScope()Public Sub New()
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Names Names Names

Gets a collection of valid InputScopeName items that are relevant to this InputScope.

public IVector<InputScopeName> Names { get; }public IVector<InputScopeName> Names { get; }Public ReadOnly Property Names As IVector<InputScopeName>

A collection of valid InputScopeName items.

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