Did you ever asked yourself: “Why the hack can’t I use the keyboard in the windows phone 7 emulator? ” ?
I got an answere for you. It is possible. Usually you would click on the textbox or anything that would cause the virtual keyboard to come up (see figure 1).
Abbildung 1: Virtual Keyboard is activated
But maybe you don’t want to click all the time at the virtual keyboard. Then you just press “Page Up”. What will happen is, that the keyboard will disappear and you can write by your hardware keyboard (see figure 2).
Abbildung 2: Writing with hardware keyboard
Just a small tip but this helped me not to kill my mouse. 😉