How to enable the computer keyboard for Windows Phone 8 Emulator

Shailendra Chauhan  Print 
23 Mar 2013
19 Sep 2018
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Working with windows phone emulator became easy and interactive if you know your PC keyboard shortcuts for the emulator. By default, your PC keyboard is not enabled for working with phone emulator and you have to operate it by using the emulator control keys only.

The windows phone emulator supports the mapping of your PC keyboard to the keyboard on a Windows Phone Emulator. The behavior of the keys is the same as on a Windows Phone device.

Moreover the Special characters on the keyboard of your PC are not supported by the emulator. To enter special characters you have to use the emulator.

How to Enable your development PC keyboard for phone emulator

To enable your development PC keyboard for phone emulator press the PAGE UP key. You can also use PAUSE/BREAK to toggle your PC and Emulator keyboard.

How to Disable your development PC keyboard for phone emulator

To disable your development PC keyboard for phone emulator press the PAGE DOWN key. You can also use PAUSE/BREAK to toggle your PC and Emulator keyboard.

For more info about keyboard shortcut keys for emulator, see Windows Phone 8 Emulator Keyboard Shortcut Keys

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