How to use Keyboard in the Windows Phone 7 emulator

Sebastian SchützeSebastian Schütze


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. 😉

Sebastian is an Azure Nerd with focus on DevOps and Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) that converted from the big world of SharePoint and O365. He was working with O365 since 2013 and loved it ever since. As his focus shifted in 2017 to more DevOps related topics in the Microsoft Stack. He learned to love the possibilities of automation. Besides writing articles in his blog and German magazines, he is still contributing to the SharePoint Developer Community (and PnP SharePoint) to help to make the ALM part a smoother place to live in.

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