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Windows Phone 7: Silverlight, using multiple Software Input Panels in your applications

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15 Oct 2010CPOL
Change the Sip used to enter text on any textbox based on the use you need of that textbox.
Windows Phone 7 has 10 different input panels to choose from:

Default (Standard QWERTY Keyboard)
Text (Standard text with sugestions and autocorrection)
Url (URL Address)
EmailSmtpAddress (Email Address)
EmailNameOrAddress (Email name or address)
Maps (Map Localization search)
TelephoneNumer (Telephone number)
Search (Search Query)
NameOrPhoneNumber (SMS Contact search)
Chat (Text input with intelligent features like text abreviation)

The use is very simple, on your textbox XAML definition specify the SIP you want to use:

XML
<TextBox Text="http://jyeray.blogspot.com">
    <TextBox.InputScope>
        <InputScope>
            <InputScopeName NameValue="Url" />
        </InputScope>
    </TextBox.InputScope>
</TextBox>

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Josué Yeray Julián Ferreiro
Software Developer (Senior) Freelance Developer
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MVP Windows Platform Development 2014
MVP Windows Phone Development 2013
MVP Windows Phone Development 2012

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