Microsoft KB Archive/247963

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Article ID: 247963

Article Last Modified on 8/19/2005


  • Microsoft Windows CE Toolkit for Visual Basic 6.0

This article was previously published under Q247963


This article illustrates how to call the SipShowIM API to activate the virtual keyboard on a Palm-size PC device running Windows CE 2.11 using either the Microsoft Windows CE Toolkit for Visual Basic 6.0 (VBCE) or eMbedded Visual Basic 3.0 (eVB).


Step by Step Example

  1. Create a new Windows CE Palm-size PC project in either Visual Basic or eMbedded Visual Basic. Form1 is created by default.
  2. Place two CommandButtons on Form1.
  3. Paste the following code into Form1:

    Option Explicit
    Declare Function SipShowIM Lib "coredll" (ByVal flags As Long) As Long
    Private Sub Form_Load()
        Command1.Caption = "Show Keyboard"
        Command2.Caption = "Hide Keyboard"
        Form1.Caption = "SipShowIM Sample"
    End Sub
    Private Function Showkeyboard() As Long
        Showkeyboard = SipShowIM(1)
    End Function
    Private Function Hidekeyboard() As Long
        Hidekeyboard = SipShowIM(0)
    End Function
    Private Sub Command1_Click()
    End Sub
    Private Sub Command2_Click()
    End Sub
  4. Run the project and click the CommandButtons to show and hide the virtual keyboard.

NOTE: This sample only runs on the device and not in the emulator.

NOTE: On PocketPC and PocketPC2002 devices, the SIP can be displayed using the SIPVisible property of the Form object.


209014 How To Call Windows CE APIs from VBCE

Additional query words: vbce vbce6 wce sipinfo SHSipInfo eVB sip

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