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Contextual Keyboard on toucscreen devices



It would be really great if numeric keypad opens up when tapped on a number field in a form. My users seem frustrated about having to switch between keyboards. Thanks

Status: Completed

Text inputs now have a property called VirtualKeyboardMode. This is a hint to touch screen devices about what sort of virtual keyboard to use.

  • Text. For entering text in the user's language.
  • Numeric. For entering numbers, including decimals and negative numbers.
  • Auto. Use the same value as the Mode property of the text input.

Support varies depending on device. The keyboard layout and available keys may be different. For example, some Samsung devices do not have negative symbols in the default numeric keyboard. Users can always install a different Android keyboard that is suitable for their needs.


Minimum iOS version: 12.2

Recommended Android version: 9.0

Not supported on Windows.

Advocate V

I support this idea. Productivity would be greatly enhanced.

Advocate V

This is very important! Producitvity in the field would almost double.

Regular Visitor

Any news on this feature? Is it possible to change any property to make this happen? I have a new app to develop that the user will need to add a series of numbers in several fields and it is not good to have the user to manually switch to numeric keyboard every time they switch to another field.



Power Automate
Status changed to: Under Review
Not applicable

We use handy little custom calculators for guys out in the field. They only put numbers in, so the text keyboard is a little bit cumbersome.

New Member
I need this feature! My app requires warehouse workers wearing gloves to enter 6 digit work Id to collect their tasks. Will be difficult to key that number on the alpha keyboard
Not applicable

Same situation as above, not having this means I can't launch my app for my company as the people using it will just get frustrated and throw it back in my face. 

Frequent Visitor

We have the same situation , when the users need writer numbers in a textbox, with only number, need select a numeric keyboard

Not applicable

I found a small workaround, you can download some keyboards in the store where the numbers are in overhead and it allows the users not to have to change screens

Regular Visitor

We need this as well. We have an app that people can enter their employee ID to check in. These get stored in a list. We just need a number pad to show up to speed up registrations!